Sand mine operated by Sibelco UK Ltd, the largest frac sand supplier in the world via its US subsidiary Unimin. The mine has previously supplied (PDF – page 15) frac sand (HST‐80 – Congleton Sand) to Cuadrilla Resources for it ill-fated Preese Hall-1 well. The mine is likely to continue to supply frac sand to Cuadrilla and other companies, including for Cuadrilla’s current appraisal sites in Lancashire. See: Why does frac sand mining threaten Cheshire?.
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