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Does Frac Sand Mining Impact Stream Levels?

A multi-year study of groundwater use in Chippewa County, Wis., shows that stream levels can be negatively impacted by frac sand mining and irrigated agriculture, according to researchers from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which partnered with Chippewa County, sand mining companies, farmers and other stakeholders to measure potential impacts to groundwater in the county. The study was based on data gathered between 2011 and 2014, as well as predictive computer modeling.

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Deckard Out as Covia President

Covia announced that Richard Navarre, chairman of the board of directors, has been appointed interim president and chief executive officer. Navarre succeeds Jenniffer Deckard who has resigned as president, chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors following the board’s decision to take a different leadership direction. Deckard will serve as a consultant to the company for an interim period in order to help ensure a smooth transition. The Covia Board has engaged a leading national search firm to conduct the search process to identify a permanent CEO.

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Athabasca Minerals Announces Financial Results; Future Plans

Athabasca Minerals Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenue was $434,000 (net after royalty), up 281% compared to first quarter of 2018 revenue (net after royalty) of $114,000.

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Covia Transforms Mine Planning with Kespry

Covia – with more than 3,000 employees operating more than 50 plants and 94 terminals – is one of the largest solution providers in the industrial sand industry. The company has been working with Kespry, utilizing its drone-based data solutions.

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