U.S. Silica's Kosse plant mines sand and kaolin clay from the "Simsboro Sand," a white to light gray, fine to coarse grain, cherty sand suspended in a white clay matrix. Sand mined from the Kosse facility is used primarily for the glass and recreational sand industries, with a small portion of sand sold as grout sand. The kaolin clay is sold to the paint industry and for brick production.
The Kosse location has a rich history that is centuries old. Settlers once dug pottery clay from Kosse's outcroppings and used its ore to make firebrick. In 1964, a mining plant was constructed and due to the growing industrialization in the surrounding area, the mining and processing complex was an immediate success. Today, the Kosse plant produces and ships high-quality minerals to customers throughout the world.
Kosse employees are involved in many community activities from volunteer fire departments to cancer fundraisers. The plant itself makes sand donations, in addition to contributions to many educational programs and local organizations.
Phone: (800) 227-9343
Fax: (254) 375-2716
For questions concerning the status of your order, please contact your Customer Service Representative at:
P. O. Box 98
UPS-4171 Farm Market Road
Kosse, TX 76653
Phone: (254) 375-2226
Take Highway 6 East to Marlin (approximately 28 miles). Take the third Marlin Exit (Highway 7). Turn left onto Highway 7 East (approximately 16 miles) to Kosse. Continue on Highway 7, past Kosse for 7 miles. Turn left on F.M. 2749 for 1.5 miles to plant.
Take I-45 South to Richland, TX. Exit at State Highway 14. Continue on Highway 14 South to Kosse. In Kosse, turn left onto Highway 7 (East). Continue on Highway 7, past Kosse for 7 miles. Turn left on F.M. 2749 for 1.5 miles to plant.
Take I-35 North, Exit at Bruceville-Eddy Moody Exit onto Highway 7 East. At Highway 77, take a right for about 1/2 mile. Take a left onto Highway 7 again going East through Chilton to Marlin. From Marlin go 16 miles to Kosse. Continue on Highway 7, past Kosse for 7 miles. Turn left on F.M. 2749 for 1.5 miles to plant.
Products are delivered via truck and rail.
Our truck loading times are as follows:
Bulk (damp) Sands: Monday thru Friday 7 AM and 7 PM
Bulk (dry) Sands: Monday thru Friday 7 AM and 7 PM
Bagged Kaolin: Monday - Friday, 24 HRS.
Bulk & Packaged Products:
Union Pacific (via off-site transload facility - Bulk)
BNSF (via off-site transload - Bagged)