VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Feb. 23, 2015 – Select Sands Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is pleased to announce the progress on the resource definition in-fill drilling program at its Sandtown project in Northeast Arkansas, USA.
- Seven drill holes completed out of 20 planned drill holes
- Drill hole P-07 intersected 110 feet (ft.) or 33.5 metres (m) of potential frac sand, ending in the zone (drill limits reached)
- Six of seven holes intersected potential frac sand intervals, averaging 68 feet (20.7 metres)
- Seven holes reported cover an area of 3937 ft. by 984 ft. (1200 m by 300 m)
- Current drilling is focused on the northern half of the 530-acres property
Seven drill holes have been completed, six of which intersected thick zones of the St. Peter Sandstone (SST) formation. The St. Peter SST is host to Tier-1 frac sand deposits, a necessary mineral used in the extraction of shale oil/gas. Holes are being drilled at approximately 600 ft (183 m) centres over an area of 3937 ft. by 984 ft. (1200m by 300m).
Drill holes intercept with SST frac sand thickness are listed below:
|Overburden||2 ft.||3 ft.||4 ft.||5 ft.||4 ft.||3 ft.||3 ft.|
|SST-Zone thickness||52 ft.||71 ft.||0 ft.||110 ft.||30 ft.||75 ft.||70 ft.|
Please see drill hole plan map at the Company’s website: http://22.214.171.124/
The company has released the Stim-Lab results (See SNS Feb 19, 2015 News Release) where its 40/70 and 100 mesh retuned 10K “crush” each meeting or exceeding the Tier-1 frac sand specifications as defined per the ISO 13503-2:2006/API RP 19C recommended practice for measurement of properties of proppants used in hydraulic fracturing and gravel-packing operations. These properties include sand sphericity and roundness, crush (K value), acid solubility, turbidity, and SiO2 (silicon dioxide) content.
The Stim-Lab results are posted on the company’s website: http://126.96.36.199/
“The Sandtown property has the potential to host a significant frac sand deposit,” stated Rasool Mohammad. “Sandtown has the competitive location advantage of 650 rail miles closer to Texas/Louisiana oil/gas plays over Wisconsin sand mines.”
Cameron Bartsch, M.Sc., P.Geo., of Tetra Tech EBA, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information disclosed in this News Release.
About Select Sands Corp.
Select Sands has commenced a drill program on its Sandtown property. The property is underlain by the Ordovician St. Peter sandstone formation, the source of ‘Ottawa White’ Tier-1 frac sand selling into major US oil and gas basins. The Sandtown property is located 3.1 miles from Highway 167, has an active power line on the property, and is about 14.7 miles away from the nearest rail system (See December 4, 2014 News Release).
The Company also owns high-grade gold deposits in the La Ronge Gold Belt, northern Saskatchewan, and holds other gold projects located in Ontario and Saskatchewan. The Company’s Preview SW Gold Deposit in Saskatchewan, Canada, has 158,300 Oz gold and 270,800 Oz gold in Indicated and Inferred Categories, grading 1.89 g/t gold and 1.48 g/t gold respectively. The gold deposit remains open to expansion in all directions.
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Select Sands Corp.Rasool Mohammad, B.Sc. (Mining)
President & CEO