Proppant company buys 1,200 acres of Texas sand dunes

A sand dune recreational facility in West Texas has been acquired by a Houston-based proppant sand company, Kallanish Energy finds.

Hi-Crush has purchased 1,200 acres at the now-closed Dunes at Kermit. The privately-owned facility about 55 miles west of Odessa, near Kermit in Winkler County closed last winter.

For many years, it was one of the top tourist attractions in West Texas with all-terrain vehicles riding the dunes. The dunes are close to the booming Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico.

The acquisition will create about 70 jobs and the sand supply is projected to last about 30 years, the Houston Business Journal reported.