Silica sand is used for agriculture, roads and could be used as frac sand, but:
• Houston County has no active frac sand mines.
• Houston County has no applications for frac said mines.
• Houston County has a strong mining ordinance to regulate and control mining of sand and gravel but will not ban. The ordinance would eliminate large industrial frac sand mines.
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