Roche-A-Cri State Park


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1767 Highway 13
Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

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Industrial Sand Mining Permit

Sand mining has occurred in Wisconsin for more than 100 years. Recent growth in the petroleum industry has created a high demand for sand that can be used for hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to extract natural gas and crude oil from rock formations in other states. Wisconsin has high-quality sand resources and, as a result, the DNR has seen a substantial rise in permit requests to the department to mine industrial sand. Industrial sand is sometimes called "frac" sand or silica sand

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Roche-A-Cri State Park
Heather Wolf
1767 Highway 13
PO Box 741
Call +1 888-936-7463