Frac Sand Exploration/Testing

River Valley Testing Corp provides full service frac sand (proppant) evaluations; from field explorations to laboratory analysis.  We have nearly 30 years experience in subsurface evaluations and we have been performing borrow source characterizations for aggregate for more than 10 years.  Sampling overburden and rock coring are typical for this work and well within our capabilities.

Our Exploration Capabilities Include:

  • Subsurface Explorations
  • Site Feasibility Studies
  • 2", 3" and 4" Auger Borings
  • NQ Size Rock Coring
  • Split Spoon Sampling
  • 3" Thin Wall Tube Sampling
  • Manual Borings
  • Soil Borings/Sampling
  • Monitoring Well Installations


Our Laboratory Services Include:

We provide testing of submitted core samples or bulk samples, as well as testing samples we collect during the exploration program.  Our lab utilizes the latest ISO 13503-2/API RP19C procedures (modified from API RP-56) for evaluating the physical properties of the sand.  We also have a long history with the ready mixed concrete and road building industries, and our laboratory program can be expanded to evaluate all the potential uses of the aggregates.

  • Frac Sand Specifications
  • Crush Resistance
  • Grain Size (Sieve Analysis)
  • Roundness and Sphericity
  • Acid Solubility
  • Turbidity
  • Conductivity/Permeability


Information Request Form

Contact River Valley Testing Corp and let us show you how we can help you on your project.

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