Oil Sands/Silica Removal

Discovered in the 1920’s,  the world-class mine in Gabbs, Nevada, USA has continued to provide magnesia products for a huge range of applications. The highly-reactive magnesium oxide (MgO) from Gabbs is calcined with extreme precision for the highest quality and is extremely effective in applications involving the removal silica from water.  


When Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is employed at Oil Sand operations, the removal of silica from the spent water is an essential part of day-to-day efforts.


Premier offers two products into these applications.  In addition to the Gabbs product, Premier also provides >98% "synthetic" MgO made from well brine. This specialty adsorptive MgO allows greater efficiency in many silica removal applications.   


MAGOX® 93 HR -325

This technical grade MgO has a purity of 93-94% and is manufactured from naturally-occurring magnesite ore. It is milled to a fine powder (97% -325 mesh) and delivered in pneumatic trailers or railcars. This material is typically a drop-in replacement for any other magnesium oxide products made from mined ore.  



This specialty grade MgO has a purity of 98.2% and offers a high surface area of 65 m2/g. It is made from the precipitation of high-magnesium well brine and has a typical particle size of 5 micron. Due to the higher reactivity, silica removal efficiencies can typically be increased by 30% or more.  


Our Brands Serving Oil Sands/Silica Removal
Premier Magnesia is proud to offer the MAGOX® product line of Magnesium Oxide for industrial applications, rubber & plastics, air pollution, wastewater, animal feed & nutrition and soil fertility.
Learn More
Industries Benefiting From Oil Sands/Silica Removal

Our corporate headquarters is located in Waynesville, North Carolina.

Contact our customer service and sales professionals to help obtain maximum, cost-effective performance in your specific application.

Call us at 1-800-227-4287

Jump to our Contact Us page for more information

Home   |   About Premier   |   Industries   |   Applications   |   Brands   |   Resources   |   Contact
© 2017 PremierMagnesia LLC. | Privacy Policy |