Black Mountain Sand mine planned for Atascosa County



 

 

Black Mountain Sand has chosen to bring its sand mining operations to Atascosa County to serve the Eagle Ford Shale.

The Permian Basin already has two Black Mountain Sand mines. They’ve chosen to begin operations here to serve the growing oil and gas mining activity in this region.

Ross Coulter, public relations representative for Black Mountain Sand mentioned that the company has 2,300 acres at one location in Atascosa County.

Black Mountain was able to provide more specific details on the mine now. The Atascosa County location is northwest of Rossville.

Coulter mentioned that Black Mountain anticipates hiring 75 employees and that they want to hire the majority of those employees locally.

Coulter described the extent of mining operations Black Mountain has in the Permian Basin.

Coulter said, “Black Mountain Sand operates two facilities, with nameplate capacity of a combined 10 million tons per year, which is the largest production capacity in the basin by a significant margin. Additionally, we are in the process of expanding our production capabilities with the addition of a fifth dryer at each facility, which will bring production to 12 million annual tons.”

When asked how much sand they anticipated producing annually in Atascosa County, Coulter said, “2.2 million tons per year”

“We anticipate delivering our first commercial tons by the year end,” said Coulter.

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