A diamond in the rough

Blue Diamond Proppants, a local partnership of five entities, emerged in April of 2022 after Superior Silica Sands divested its Wisconsin operations. Blue Diamond purchased one mine in the Town of Sioux Creek and a drying and transloading facility on Hwy. 8 near Poskin (pictured). Photo by Ryan Urban

Even in a market with a volatile history, a local sand producer is optimistic about its business in 2023.

Since it was established in the spring of last year, Blue Diamond Proppants has seen its production steadily increase.