Slica Send

Slica Send (SIO)2

Silica is the name given to a group of minerals composed solely of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements in the earth’s crust. Silica sand or Industrial sand is a term normally applied to high purity silica products with closely controlled particle size. Silica exists in many different shapes and crystalline structures as a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colors. Silica is very hard (6.5-7.2 on Mohs scale) and chemically inert material. It melts on high temperature and makes high strength bonds between the atoms.

Because of it’s transparent to translucent and vitreous luster nature Silica sand is the primary component of all types of standard and specialty glass. Strength and non-reactive properties make it an essential ingredient in the production of thousands of everyday products. Shape, size, dielectric properties and non reactivity qualities makes it applicable in foundries and filtration systems.

Silica Sand deposits are mined in open pit operations then dried and sized to produce the optimum particle size distribution for the intended application. For industrial and manufacturing applications we produce Silica sand with the purity of >95% silica content.