fluorspar


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flu·or·spar

 (flo͞o′ər-spär′, flo͝or′spär′)
n.

fluorspar

(ˈflʊəˌspɑː) or

fluor

n
(Minerals) a white or colourless mineral sometimes fluorescent and often tinted by impurities, found in veins and as deposits from hot gases. It is used in the manufacture of glass, enamel, and jewellery, and is the chief ore of fluorine. Composition: calcium fluoride. Formula: CaF2. Crystal structure: cubic. Also: fluorite (US and Canadian)

fluo•rite

(ˈflʊər aɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-)

n.
a mineral, calcium fluoride, CaF2, occurring in crystals and in masses: the chief source of fluorine. Also called fluor , fluorspar.
[1865–70; < Italian; see fluor, -ite1]
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Noun1.fluorspar - a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
atomic number 20, Ca, calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
atomic number 9, fluorine, F - a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Table 46: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Fluorspar by End Use Segment - Hydrofluoric Acid & Aluminum Fluoride, Basic Oxygen Furnaces, Electric Furnaces and Other Uses Independently Analyzed With Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
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McNally Bharat Engineering Co Ltd's South African subsidiary has won a contract worth Rs 229 crore to establish a fluorspar beneficiation unit for miner Sephaku Fluoride Ltd (a subsidiary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Sephaku Holdings Ltd.
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Market Analytics III-29 Table 58: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Fluorspar by End Use Segment - Hydrofluoric Acid & Aluminum Fluoride, Basic Oxygen Furnaces, Electric Furnaces and Other Uses Independently Analyzed With Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
This process will enable steel plants to replace up to 50% of their consumption of the mineral fluorspar (which is considered a virgin mineral, currently mined and transported from China) with the recycled material.
has an approved resource of 170,000 tonnes of fluorspar.
New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Fluorspar Supply and Demand
Fluorspar is the commercial name for the mineral fluorite (calcium fluoride) and it is an important raw material source of fluorine.
10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fluorspar in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End Use Applications: Aluminum Production, Hydrofluoric Acid Production, Steel Production, and Others.
Sephaku Fluoride has a fluorspar mine consisting three contiguous haematite-fluorspar deposits, like Plattekop, Outwash Fan, and Wilton deposits on the north of Pretoria.