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Vision Quest Sand Mine, Licking, MO

12628 Cadle Road - Licking, MO


Northern White Silica Sand Reserve

  • 33.6 Million Tons Frac Sand
  • 20 Million Tons Dolomite
  • Meets API specs for frac sand, glass, foundry/industrial and golf course
  • Minimal overburden (average 1-2 Ft.)
  • K-Values 40/20-6K, 70/140 11K
  • 648 acres with mineral rights
  • Unincorporated Dent & Texas Counties

Site improvements include truck scale, mobile office, rock and gravel roads, gated and fenced entrance, two wells, well house and waste/rain water management.

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Why Buy This Property

MINING PERMITS IN PLACE - The Vision Quest Mine is currently registered with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and has the required Land Requisition, Water Permits and Bonding to operate and mine materials. All public notices requirements have been successfully completed.

HIGH PURITY SILICA SAND – One of the unique aspects is the high purity of the silica sand. Samples have measured after being removed from the ground between 98.8%-99.2% SiO2 and with a simple spray water wash the purity typically improves to 99.2%-99.5%

LOCATION - South central Missouri. The property is located in Dent and Texas Counties with a Licking, Missouri mailing address. The property is 31 miles south of Interstate 44 and is easily accessed by truck over well maintained roads, MO Hwy 32 and Cadel Road. In addition, distance to the nearest rail facility is approximately 37 miles.

LOGISTICS - The location is especially attractive and provides excellent logistic opportunities via trucking, rail and barge facilities all within close proximity. Trucking from site to rail sidings is either in Newburg or Willow Springs or to the Mississippi River Terminal in East St. Louis.

ESTIMATED RESERVE: 33.6 Million Tons of Silica and 20 Million Tons of Dolomite

ANALYSIS - In 2017 Palmerton & Parrish, Inc (PPI) of Springfield, MO conducted testing on the site and reported an overburden averaging between 1-2 feet. There is an estimated reserve of 33.6 million tons. The samples were analyzed and meet API specifications for frac sand, glass, foundry/industrial, and golf course use.



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Auction / Date / Time

Sealed Bid Auction
May 30, 2018 2:00 P.M. CST

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Broker Participation : Buyer's Agent participation is invited!
A 2% referral fee will be paid to th REALTOR®/Broker whose registered buyer closes on this property. Please refer to the Buyer Broker registration requirements in the Terms of Sale. Seller has provided a variable commission rate.

Licensing : Michael A. Fine licensed MO Real Estate Broker, George A. Collias Licensed MA Auctioneer #MA622

Terms Of Sale : This auction is being conducted subject to the Terms of Sale and Purchase and Sales Agreement contained in the Bidder's Information Packet. 

Disclaimer : The Seller, Broker, and Auctioneer and their agents assume no liability for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the auction marketing materials, including the Bidder's Information Packet. All square footage, dimensions, real estate taxes, and common area fees, if any, are approximate. All materials are subject to inspection and verification by all parties relying on them. This offering is subject to prior sale and may be withdrawn, modified, or cancelled without notice at any time. This is not a solicitation or offering to residents of any state where this offering is prohibited by law.

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