Surface mining is defined as the extraction of ore from an open pit or burrow. Surface mining is sometimes known as open-pit, open-cut or open-cast mining and is only commercially viable if the deposit is located relative close to the surface. Less than 20% of Alberta's bitumen reserves
The Greens Bayou plant embodied the growing demand for sand and Specialty Sand was there to grow with it. Starting from various small mining pits to a fully established processing plant on Greens Bayou Specialty Sand ensured a stable and steady supply of sand for its customers.