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Sparta, WI


U.S. Silica’s Sparta plant mines sand through a process called dredging. The sand is extracted from the ground with water without the use of any chemicals. The sand is then transported as slurry via pipeline to the processing facility where it is sorted and dried in a no-emissions manner – with vibratory screens that use gravity and clean-burning natural gas dryers. It is then loaded onto rail or packaged for delivery to our customers. Located along Iband and Hammer Road, just north of I-90, in Sparta, the property is ideally buffered by natural terrain and situated immediately adjacent to the rail line. Direct rail access provides the primary mode of product transport and eliminates the need for truck traffic.


We are committed to being a community partner with the Sparta community. That means making true investments in the people who live and work here. Our Sparta plant community partners include Sparta High School, Sojourner’s Journey and Boys & Girls Club of Sparta. These investments are just the beginning. We look forward to working with more organizations in the future.

Customer Service Contact


For questions concerning the status of your order, please contact your Customer Service Contact at:

Oil & Gas


P.O. Box 546
2500 Iband Avenue
Sparta, WI 54656

Driving Directions

From La Crosse

Take I-90 East towards Madison (21.8 mi), take WI-27 (Exit 25) toward Sparta/Melvina (.3 mi), turn left onto WI-27 / N/S Black River St. (.3 mi), turn left (at stop lights) onto Avon Rd. (.3 mi), and take Avon Rd to Iband Ave (.9 mi).

From Madison

Take I-90/I-94 W towards Wis. Dells (87.2 mi), take I-90 West via Exit 45 toward Tomah/LaCrosse (20.1 mi), take WI-27 (exit 25) toward Sparta/Melvina, turn right onto S. Black River St/ WI-27N, turn left (at stop lights) on Avon Rd. (.3 mi), and take Avon Rd to Iband Ave (.9 mi).

Product Delivery

Products are delivered via rail car only.

Stakeholder Updates

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