I\’m looking for someone who can give me the two minute lesson on the market for sand.
The background is that as a part of our adventures in the Sudetenland we will be producing 30k tonnes of quartz sand. Rock, ground then milled to perhaps 200 nm, the heavy mineral sands extracted by water/centrifuge, the by product being what I\’m told is quartz sand.
We assume that 30k tonnes of sand is entirely trivial by any market standard. But we\’d love to know more about it. I think this is what in English is called \”sharp sand\”. And that it goes for a premium to builders\’ sand.
But I\’d love to know more about who uses it, why, how much they pay etc.
Another interesting line would be, what\’s the sort or price premium between selling it in bulk (10 lorry loads? That\’ll be fine sir) and packaging it up in 25 kg or so and selling though builders\’ merchants,/garden centres.
Anyone actually know anything about this?