RENO, Nev., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brilliant Sands Incorporated (OTCQX:BRSD), a company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of sand mining properties aimed at providing high-quality, economically advantageous sand to Canada's oil and gas companies and other speciality sand markets is excited to announce that it has received extremely positive results from the Alberta project located in central Alberta. The Alberta Project is in close proximity to major infrastructure and well positioned to supply significant amounts of high quality frac sand to many actively producing oil/gas companies throughout Alberta, Canada and beyond.
Preliminary exploration for a significant portion Alberta Project land holdings is complete. Initial analysis of outcrop samples conducted by Loring Laboratories found that the 20-40 and 40-70 fractions exhibited roundness values of 0.7 and 0.6 respectively, while sphericity values were 0.9 to 0.8 respectively. The percentage of silica in these hand samples measured from 91% to almost 95% silica even though they were gathered on the ground surface in weathered material. More representative and uncontaminated samples collected by hand auguring and/or drilling below the ground surface are anticipated to contain near 100% silica.
This phase of the exploration program also involved the investigation of high priority lands using near surface geophysics and hand auger sampling techniques. Geophysical resistivity equipment was utilized to execute nearly 30 kilometers of geophysical survey lines. Hand auger sampling yielded over 30 exploration samples to be taken for further analysis out of nearly 70 sampling locations in the targeted zone, all of which are currently in the process of being sampled.
Marc J. Andrews, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brilliant Sands, commented, "Obviously, I am thrilled with the results from our McClelland and Alberta projects. The project exploration findings continue to reaffirm our belief that each site may host 100's of millions of tons of high quality frac sand. The results received from our McClelland project, our new findings from the Alberta project and the ever increasing demand for quality, cost efficient silica sand makes it an exciting time for Brilliant Sands."
Drilling, sampling and near-surface geophysical surveys continue across the Alberta Project lands. It is expected that Brilliant Sands will initiate the mine development permitting process in coming months in order to begin production as quickly as possible.
About Brilliant Sands Incorporated
Brilliant Sands (BRSD) is a US listed company positioned to become one of the largest frac sand producers and suppliers in Canada. We offer a more cost-competitive, operationally advantageous system while maintaining and sometimes increasing the quality and integrity of our products through logistic measures. Armed with top tier quality sand and a definite logistic and transportation advantage in Canada, Brilliant Sands provides a long needed market solution to imported sand products and is set to corner the Canadian sand market.
BRSD recently acquired the mineral rights to three strategically located frac sand properties in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. It is evident that the frac sand market offers attractive long-term growth fundamentals, and we are positioned to be the leading producer of quality frac sand located in Canada. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Consolidated Goldfields LLC, is an exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties which owns or controls a 100% interest in four properties located in Nevada. The Company also owns 100% of the Muskox Intrusion Data Inventory. This Intrusion is located in Nunavut, Canada.
Except for the historical information contained herein, certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking language, such as the words "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "project," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," or "scheduled to," or other similar words, or the negative of these terms or other variations of these terms or comparable or similar language, or by discussion of strategy or intentions. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future business strategy, plans and goals and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, and are based on current expectations and assumptions. Although management believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove correct. The Company does not intend to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. A copy of the Company's report for the year ending December 31, 2014, can be found at www.otcmarkets.com
CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Todd Markey Phone: 818-280-6800 email@example.com www.irpartnersinc.com Brilliant Sands Incorporated Marc J. Andrews, 775-461-2545 President/CEO marc@BrilliantSands.com www.BrilliantSands.com
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