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a spreadsheet with information about sand mining facilities in Wisconsin [XLSX].
Contact information
For information on industrial sand mining, contact:
Roberta Walls
608-785-9272
For air compliance information at specific facilities, contact:
Air Management Program staff

Locations of industrial sand mines and processing plants in Wisconsin

Industrial sand for use in the petroleum industry has been produced in Wisconsin for over 40 years. However, the demand for industrial sand has increased exponentially in the past few years. Wisconsin has mining, processing and transportation facilities associated with industrial sand. Some facilities have a combination of these activities.

Current site totals and spreadsheet

Current mining operations are primarily located in West Central Wisconsin, but there are also facilities in Burnett, Green Lake, Outagamie and Waupaca Counties. The following table and the interactive map contain information that is current as of May 23, 2016.

Total Number of Industrial Sand Facilities (Mines, Processing & Rail Loading) 128
Number of Active Facilities 92
Number of Inactive Facilities 32
Number of Facilities Reclaimed/In Process of Final Reclamation 4

Download a spreadsheet with information about sand mining facilities in Wisconsin [XLSX].

Interactive map

This interactive map shows information about both active and inactive industrial sand mines and processing plants in Wisconsin, as well as facilities that have been reclaimed or are in the process of final reclamation. It also shows locations of rail and transportation sites. Due to the complicated ownership of some parcels, the map identifies the mining site operator rather than the property owner. This format provides a single point of contact with the mining companies responsible for the operations.

To view information on a site, click on a pinpoint. You may need to zoom in on the map to differentiate between pinpoints.

Map key

* The information on this page is developed from state and county data.

The information shown on these maps has been obtained from various sources, and are of varying age, reliability and resolution. These maps are not intended to be used for navigation, nor are these maps an authoritative source of information about legal land ownership or public access. Users of these maps should confirm the ownership of land through other means in order to avoid trespassing. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, applicability for a particular use, completeness or legality of the information depicted on this map.

Last revised: Wednesday May 25 2016