The Oklahoma Department of Mines has received several media and citizen inquiries about sand mining permits (specifically "fracturing" sand) in the Northwestern part of the state.
All mining permits must go through a thorough review process which includes a public notification of the filed mining application in a newpaper of general circulation in the county of the proposed mine. (Click HERE for the list of companies and their locations authorized to run public notice)
The Department of Mines staff will be more than willing to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have about any active mines or proposed mines.
You may reach out to the Administrator of Minerals Division, Mr. Richard Shore at (405) 427-3859 or by email Richard.Shore@mines.ok.gov.
Click HERE to file an Online Citizens Complaint Form.