Mining Brief: Fluorspar Industrial Mineral Predicted to Realize Significant Growth as Uses Rise

Fluorspar has a wide variety of uses. It is a mineral composed of calcium and fluorine and is used for a variety of metallurgical, chemical and ceramic processes. It is sometimes cut into gems to be used in ornamental objects. More importantly, it is also used as flux to lower the melting point of raw…
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Mining Brief: Fluorspar Market Realizing Increased Demand as Fluorine Uses Increase

Fluorspar, the name used for fluorite when it is sold as a bulk material or in processed form, is not an often discussed mining product. Fluorite has a wide variety of uses. The non-stick cooking surface known as Teflon is made using fluorine derived from fluorite. The primary uses are in the metallurgical, ceramics, and…
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