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E M I SPRING 2013 M I L L C R E E K S A N D A N D G R AV E L / P E A S K I E M I N E R A L S INDUSTRIAL MINERALS Sands in Time Mill Creek Sand and Gravel and its sister company Peaskie Minerals provide a variety of sand and gravel promptly thanks to their excellent location. Mill Creek Sand and Gravel and Peaskie Minerals provide. sand to projects in Western Canada and the United States.. • Redwater, Alberta “We’re invested heavily in the natural gas industry, and it looks very good.” // SHANE OLEKSYN, director [ BY RUSS GAGER ] PROFILE Mill Creek Sand and Gravel/Peaskie Minerals Headquarters: Redwater, Alberta | Service: Silica sand and gravel | Employees: 60 116 Sand has many uses, and Mill Creek Sand and Gravel has been providing it since 1978. Joined in 2003 by its sister company Peaskie Minerals, the two provide sand to projects throughout Western Canada, as well as Montana and North Dakota. Family owned and operated, Mill Creek Sand and Gravel was originally purchased by John Oleksyn and his sons Nelson and Shane. Now owned by the five brothers – Nelson, Shane, Tim, Mark and Jason, with John as a director without ownership interest – the company founded Peaskie Minerals to take advantage of the boom in demand for proppant sand used in hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells. It now employs a staff of 60. That sand accounts for more than half of the companies’ combined business, estimates Director Shane Oleksyn. The rest of the company’s sand is used in water treatment, concrete, golf courses, stucco, playgrounds and around liquid storage tanks. Its gravel, rock and aggregate is employed in concrete, landscaping, roadways and construction. Peaskie’s proppant sand is used in natural gas wells that are between 3,000 to 6,000 feet deep. The company’s sand has high strength and is ISO-approved for use to 6,000 psi. It is given a 6K valve

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013

Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013
Washington, D.C.
Independent Exploration
Drilling Down
Pipeline Infrastructure
Marine Oil Terminals
Eagle Ford Shale
Monterey Shale
Marcellus Shale
Bakken Shale
Monitoring Fracking
Compliance Abroad
Public/Private Sales
Qv21 Technologies
PVR Partners LP
Lake Truck Lines
Aurcana/Rio Grande Mining Co. – Shafter Mine
Ruder Ware
Legacy Steel Buildings
Mineral Park Mine/Mercator Minerals Ltd.
Hearn Trucking LLC
John Fithian Contracting Co.
Chemex LLC
Global Diving & Salvage Inc.
Gold Spur Trucking
TAM International Inc.
Industrial Minerals Focus
The Mouat Company
Hi-Crush Partners
Mill Creek Sand and Gravel/Peaskie Minerals
Del Sol Industrial Services Inc.
Market & Johnson
Fortress Proppants
Canada Focus
Strategic Oil & Gas
Copper Fox Metals
Standard Machine
Gold Reach Resources
Treasury Metals Inc.
Canadian Zinc
Havlik Gear
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013