Jun 12, 2017 · Jun 12, 2017 · Silica to Build New Frac Sand Mine and Plant in the Permian. June 12, 2017. Press Release. Part of the Company's previously announced capacity expansion plans. Capital outlay of approximately 225 million to build a 4 million tonperyear facility. 3,200acre site with over 30 years of reserves of fine grade 40/70 and 100 mesh frac sand.