Winona State's library news blog carries nes about about a 09/19 - Athenaeum - Frac Sand Resources in Southeastern Minnesota by Toby Dogwiler & Candace Kairies Beaty:
Join us this Wednesday, September 19 at 1:00pm for our Athenaeum on Frac Sand Resources in Southeastern Minnesota. Presented by Candace Kairies Beatty and Toby Dogwiler.
Southeastern Minnesota has some of the best frac sand deposits in the United States. Proposals to mine these valuable resources have spurred controversy and concern in a number of counties in southeastern Minnesota, as well as, in adjacent portions of Wisconsin.
They will discuss the geology and distribution of frac sand resources in southeastern Minnesota, with an emphasis on Winona County. Specifically, we will describe the geologic history of the sands, the landscapes in which they occur, and their relation to adjacent natural resources. A brief overview will also be provided of the role that Minnesota frac sands play in the hydraulic fracturing processes being used to extract gas across the U.S.
The Library Athenaeum is located on the second floor of the Krueger Library, on the Minnesota bluff side.
Candace Kairies Beatty, Assistant Professor, Geoscience Toby Dogwiler, Professor, Geoscience, Director of Southeastern Minnesota Water Resource.
Across the river, Buffalo County blogger Mikey O'Connor at the Frac Sand Frisbie provides some Testimony opposing the “Seven Sands” frac sand mine to the local county commissioners. Go read the six substantial problems O'Connor points out.
Photo: Aerial view of a Wisconsin frac sand mine. Photo by Jim Tittle.