About Northern Silica

Moberly involves an integrated mining and processing operation.

The Moberly deposit is a large-scale and high-grade quartzite silica ore body located on the slopes of Mount Moberly, approximately 7km due north of Golden. The deposit is uniquely high-grade with an average grade SiO2 content of 99.7%. Currently, identified resources are capable of supporting a mine life of approximately 35 years. The deposit also exhibits strong exploration upside.

Mined material is transported 16km to a newly constructed processing plant and load-out facility. The Moberly plant site lies on freehold land adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific Railroad including a dedicated rail siding. This location allows Northern Silica to provide its customers with logistics flexibility for timely delivery to a variety of locations. In particular, Moberly is capable of efficiently serving customers in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

The new Moberly processing facility is capable of producing approximately 300,000 tonnes per annum of premium frac sand as well as a range of other high-grade silica products.

Moberly offers strong expansion potential with plans for a multi-stage expansion currently being evaluated.

Northern Silica is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees and contractors. We are building a culture of safety and operational excellence to achieve our objective of Zero Harm. All our employees and contractors undergo regular safety briefings and training programs.

We are dedicated to minimizing environmental impacts associated with our operations. We will comply with all Canadian legislation and regulations, as well as appropriate international standards.

Responsibility for environmental stewardship rests at the highest level of Northern Silica. We seek to ensure continuous improvement in the management of environmental resources, as well as create environmental awareness within Northern Silica employees and contractors through regular training. Monitoring programs are reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted according to changing needs and best practice.


Moberly has its own rail siding off the Canadian Pacific East West main line and is located adjacent to the Trans-Canada highway near Golden, BC, providing customers with logistical flexibility for delivery.