Energy & Mining International - Spring 2013 - (Page 119)

DEL SOL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC. SPRING 2013 INDUSTRIAL MINERALS Ingrained in the Industry Del Sol Industrial Services was an expert in the sand business well before it reached mainstream popularity. • E M I Canyon Lake, Texas “We offer a turnkey solution. We do the entire design, building and startup and hand them the key for the plant.” // LEE WHITE, president Del Sol Industrial Services specializes in building sand plants.. [ BY JAMIE MORGAN ] Any geologist can tell you that all sands are not created equal. The typical landowner, however, doesn’t always PROFILE Del Sol Industrial Services, Inc. | Headquarters: Canyon Lake, Texas | Specialties: Engineering, procurement and construction contractor of wet, dry and resin coating sand plants know that fact. Because of hydraulic fracturing, the oil and gas industry is in the middle of a boom, which means related suppliers, vendors and consultants, have seen the same bump in business. According to Lee White, president of Del Sol Industrial Services, news reports of sand used in hydraulic fracturing resulted in a kind of gold rush in the industry. While some may have the real deal sitting on their property, others are handling “fool’s sand.”   “We spend a great amount of time educating potential clients,” White says. “There are several different types of sand in the world. There’s a lot of sand, but not all of it is frac sand. Frac sand is special in nature and has certain properties that need to be met. What’s happened during this gold rush is anyone who has any sand thinks it is frac sand. But frac sand is not created equal.” 119

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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