Athabasca Minerals is developing a major silica sand project located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta within the Wood Buffalo region of North East Alberta. This project is accessible via Highway 63, and is near water and power sources.
The Corporation holds Alberta Metallic and Industrial Minerals Leases on seven mineral leases covering 12,800 hectares (31,629 acres). The leases are situated in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta, and contain silica sand resources which the Corporation plans to develop for the production of frac sand. Extensive independent laboratory testing has been performed to date on the silica sand,
testing for appropriateness in use as frac sand. The results are encouraging as the Corporation's frac sand is found to comply favorably with specifications and technical standards used in the fracking industry.