Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. 

Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd.

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The main product of Lochaline Mine is LQS85, a high quality silica sand with low iron content and exceptional whiteness, unique among UK sand sources. The sand is often referred to as "Low Iron Sand". The sand is particularly suited for production of top quality flint glass and is valued for a range of other uses where consistent white colour and low iron content are demanded. The product datasheet for LQS85 can be downloaded below.

In addition to LQS85, Lochaline Mine has developed an additional sand grade, LQS500. This product is similar in appearence to LQS85 but with the  iron content controlled at a slightly higher level.  This product is a high purity silica sand suited for Clear glass production and is also suitable for any customers who require a white colour but where the absolute iron content is not critical. The datasheet for this LQS 500 product can be downloaded below.

LQS holds a stock of both types of sand in its warehouse in Runcorn in the North of England. However, product can be shipped or trucked directly from Lochaline according to customer requirements.

A side by side picture of normal float glass and low iron glass made with LQS low iron sand.