By one definition, sand is the most commonly found material on the surface of the planet. And yet for something so common, it varies greatly from place to place, deposit to deposit. And these variances can make all the difference to the end user. Physical and chemical properties that benefit one application can hamper another. So sourcing your sand with the end use in mind is critical to your success.

Mother Nature has provided Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) with the highest purity sandstone in North America. Our customized mining, washing, drying and coating processes transform this raw material into the best finished product available in today’s market. Our manufacturing and process management systems are ISO certified, guaranteeing consistent quality with every load.

INDUSTRIES SERVED by BMC

BadgerCast ®

BadgerCast® foundry sand is a premium round grain silica sand made specifically for the metals casting industry. Mother Nature has provided us with the highest purity sandstone in North America. Our customized mining, washing, drying and blending processes transforms this raw material into the best finished product available in the market. Our management and manufacturing processes are ISO certified, guaranteeing consistent quality with every load.

Badger Mining also provides a variety of technical services to our customers in support of their casting operations. These include:

  • basic and advanced sand training
  • statistical product analytics
  • green sand testing
  • reclaimed sand testing
  • resin / binder system comparative testing
  • sand handling consultation
  • sieve calibration

 

BadgerFrac ®

BadgerFrac® – BMC’s frac sand – sets the standard for quality, consistency, and conductivity for natural proppants. BMC’s Frac Team supplies the oil and gas industry with “Northern White” industrial sand from our three production facilities in Wisconsin. Processed from the Wonewoc and St Peter sandstone formations, our products are renowned for their exceptional strength and particle segregation. Products range in particle sizes from 12/20 to 50/140. Material is available for delivery by rail direct from the mine site or through our extensive North American distribution network.

BadgerCoated ®

UCS Results Comparison: Proppant Flowback Prevention Recommendations

Resin Coated Sand proppants
BadgerCoated® – Badger Mining Corporation’s (BMC) Atlas line of coated sand – is specifically designed to outperform the competition in any set of downhole conditions. BMC utilizes Badger®Sand exclusively as the foundation of our coated products ensuring that our products are not only the highest performing products on the market, but also the most consistent. Our Atlas CRC-E, CRC-C, CRC-LT, and CRC-One product lines consistently develop the bond strength needed to prevent proppant flowback and our Atlas PRC and PRC-P lines of precured products are formulated to withstand the most extreme environments. Our newest product, Badger Tundra™, is a first of its kind, activator-free, low-temperature resin coated Northern White sand that works in conditions as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Simply put: Better Sand + Better Chemistry = Better Proppants.

TURBOprop™

TURBOprop™ utilizes a patented surface modification technology, which creates an attraction to gaseous phases present in the fluid. The result is a fluidized proppant that flows further, and allows for increased proppant concentration – all without the need for increased fluid viscosity.

Badger Tundra™

Badger Tundra™ a first of its kind, activator-free, low-temperature resin coated Northern White sand that works in conditions as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit. While competitor’s products either crumble under the pressure, fail to generate consistent bond strength at low temperatures, or set up prematurely, BMC’s Badger Tundra™ sets the benchmark in activator-free, low-temperature proppant flowback solutions.

3D Printing

Badger Mining has been involved with 3D sand printing since its earliest days in the North American markets. Our printing sands are produced specifically to meet the requirements of this demanding application. We have had success printing molds and cores with several of our standard grades as well as with customized grades produced to meet the needs of a specific printing application. Our unique screening and blending capabilities allows us to meet almost any specification.

Glass

Badger Mining is a recognized leader in providing the highest quality silica sand products to the glassmaking industry. When it comes to glass sand, being free of contaminants, consistent grain distribution, low iron content and clear color is of the utmost importance. Our expertise in manufacturing and an unwavering commitment to quality ensures that the chemical specifications you require will be met every time.

Filtration

Whole grain silica sand offers many characteristics that make it an ideal media used in water filtration systems. Badger Mining offers round, uniform Northern White sand that is utilized in industrial and municipal wastewater systems, ground water and surface water applications as well as swimming pool filtration.

Construction

At Badger Mining, we have the technical capabilities and expertise to provide the best silica sand solution for your construction and building product needs. Used in a wide variety of applications, we are here to help you complete your project to your specifications and needs.

Recreation

Whether it is sand for your community’s outdoor volleyball courts, or sand needed in the application of artificial field turf, or topdressing sand for your area’s golf courses, BMC is here to meet your needs for recreational industrial sand. For the many recreational applications that require a certain specification, such as the USGA’s sieve distribution standard at golf courses or the artificial field turf manufacturer’s sand requirements, we will work within our own processes to get you the quality sand characteristics you need.

Friction

To increase friction in locomotive engines and other industrial uses, Badger Mining’s sand will provide you with the necessary resistance to get the traction you desire.

Geothermal

Silica sand is one of nature’s greatest insulators. Each year, energy efficiency becomes a more important feature of all buildings. In geothermic settings, Badger Mining’s silica sand will help store the heat to help increase the energy efficiency of your house or building.

Agriculture

Badger Mining Corporation’s silica sand makes for the perfect material for livestock bedding for your family farm. As a business based in small towns, we have many long-lasting relationships with the areas’ farmers, who know Badger has them covered when they are in need of free-stall sand.

TAKE THE BADGER CHALLENGE

THE BADGER CHALLENGE

We are confident the quality of our sand products is superior to that of all the others and we are willing to prove it! The Badger Challenge is a program we have created to do just that. With your consent, we will run a side by side comparison of the sand or coated sand you currently purchase against a comparable product made by Badger. We will test to your criteria, share all the results, and involve your personnel to whatever degree you feel appropriate. And it’s all done on our dime: 100% of the cost will be borne by Badger Mining.

Typical analyses we perform for the frac market would be:

  • Long-Term Conductivity Testing and Sieve Analysis on field samples performed by Stim-Lab
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) testing to evaluate the proppant flowback prevention capabilities of your current resin coated sand supply

In the foundry markets, typical testing would include:

  • Green sand analysis
  • Binder and resin system efficiency testing
  • Reclaimed sand analysis

The primary goal of the Badger Challenge is the ability to provide our customers with accurate data they can use to make their best buying decisions. If through the process we are able to generate new business for ourselves, all the better. However, in the end, if all that is achieved is that our customer has a better understanding of the material they currently use, we have still provided a beneficial service. So, the process will be worth your effort, regardless of the results.

 

LET’S DO IT!

Contact a BMC sales or customer service associate to get started. If you have an inquiry for BadgerFrac (frac sand or resin coated sand), please contact our 24/7/365 customer service team at 715-662-2400, or if you have an inquiry for our BadgerCast (foundry sand), please contact our customer service team at 800-285-0038.

PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEETS

In January 2013, Badger Mining Corporation revised its product literature to reflect the updated OSHA standards to be consistent with the Globally Harmonized System of hazard communications. A Safety Data Sheet for each our product lines can be found by clicking on the buttons below.