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Frac sand services from SGS – proven expertise in mineralogy, metallurgy and flowsheet development to determine the most economical method to optimize your frac sand deposit.


With increasing demand for the high purity quartz sands used in hydraulic fracturing, you need a trusted partner. SGS has the technologies and expertise to develop the best approach for your frac sand project.

With more than 70 years of experience finding practical, effective and economical solutions to remove impurities in ores, we have proven expertise in mineralogy, flowsheet development and metallurgical testing. We can help you identify the best sources of material, characterize impurities and determine the ideal method to process and optimize your product so that you can be profitable.

Our frac sand services

We have the capability to provide you with a wide range of services including:

  • Geochemical analysis 
  • High Definition Mineralogy
  • Geometallurgy
  • Flowsheet development
  • Metallurgical testing
    • Magnetic separation
    • Attrition milling
    • Desliming cyclone testing
  • In-plant services
  • Trade and inspection services
  • Auditing and certification
  • Environmental services

SGS is your strategic partner

Delivering proven services to ensure your project moves forward successfully, our technical team offers a unique, industry leading depth and breadth of services for your silica sand project.

Contact us today for more information.