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  • Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is a mineral composed of calcium fluoride, CaF2.
  • Fluorite is a mineral with a veritable bouquet of brilliant colors.
  • Fluorite is the most popular mineral for mineral collectors in the world, second only to quartz.
  • Fluorite (Fluorspar) is an ionic solid that comprises its constituent elements (calcium and flourine) arranged in the cubic system of crystal symmetry.
  • The rapid progress that is being made in lithography and many other areas of technology owes a lot to calcium fluoride crystals.
  • L-series telephoto lenses utilize Canon's UD glass to minimize the effect of chromatic aberration, sometimes called colour fringing.
  • A single fluorite element has the corrective power of two UD glass elements, which gives these L-series lenses their spectacular performance.
  • Fluorsilicic acid is produced in large quantities as a by-product during the production of phosphoric acid for fertilizer manufacture and is used as a source of fluorine in some parts of the world.
  • Fluorspar is mined by both underground and open-pit methods.
  • Fluorspar ores are commonly blended prior to use in order to maintain a constant feed grade to the beneficiation plant.
  • To obtain grained synthetic fluorspar calcium fluoride, slurry is calcinated in a rotary kiln at temperature 900–1100K.
  • Hydrogen Flouride production is the largest market for acid - grade fluorspar, accounting for over half of world consumption.
  • The majority of fluorspar is used in the production of hydrofluoric acid, followed by use for aluminum smelting and steel manufacturing.
  • The main production of fluorspar is however, confined only to two areas: at Amba dungar in Baroda district of Gujarat and at Mando-Ki-Pal in Dungarpur district of Rajasthan.
  • Acid - grade fluorspar is a critical raw material for the UK fluorochemicals industry.
  • Fluorspar production is confined to England, with the Southern Pennine Orefield, mainly within the Peak District National Park, historically being the principal source of supply.
  • UK imports of acid - grade fluorspar are now only from Spain because of quality considerations.
  • Fluorite is used instead of glass in some high performance telescopes and camera lens elements.
  • It is used as a flux in iron smelting.
  • The majority of the United States’ annual consumption of fluorspar is for the production of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and aluminum fluoride (AlF3).
  • It is also used in the manufacture of uranium.
  • CaF2 is also used extensively for laser windows at UV wavelengths.
  • Minor uses of acid - grade fluorspar include, the manufacture of welding rods, aluminium and steel.
  • Fluorspar is the major source of fluorine which has now found use in rocket fuel as propellant.
Introduction
  • The colours of fluorspar
  • Fluorspar - Fluorite
  • Fluorite
  • The luminescence of fluorspar
  • The Most Colorful Mineral in the World
  • Fluorspar - Info

Products

  • Acid Grade Fluorspar
  • Calcium Fluoride CaF2
  • Calcium fluoride - Optical
  • Calcium Fluoride CaF2
  • The Fluorite Advantage by Takahashi
  • Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) Windows

MSDS

  • Acid-spar
  • Calcium difluoride
  • Safety data for calcium fluoride
  • Calcium fluoride MSDS
  • MSDS - Calcium Fluoride
  • Europium Activated Calcium Fluoride
  • Calcium Compounds

Technology

  • ASML Optics Tackles Calcium Fluoride Fabrication with State-of-the-Art Processes
  • Fluorite L-Series Lenses
  • Crystallization Process Enables Environmental Friendly Fluoride Removal at Low Costs
  • Calcium Fluoride Crystals
  • SCT Gains Another Calcium Fluoride Technology Patent
  • Calcium fluoride offers unique optical properties

Patent

  • Beneficiation of Fluorspar Ore
  • Method of Forming Fluorite Briquettes
  • Process for the Production of Calcium Fluoride
  • Process for Forming Fluorspar Compacts
  • Production of High Purity Fluorspar and Barite Concentrates from a Complex Fluorspar Ore
  • Process for Pressing Briquettes from fine - grained Fluorspar and Pressed Briquettes Thus Obtained
  • Production of Synthetic Fluorspar
  • Process for Briqueting Fluorspar with Sodium Carbonate

Production Process

  • Methods of Utilization of Waste Calcium Fluoride Slurry
  • Enrichment of Molybdenum and Fluorite by Flotation of Fluorite Ore Containing Molybdenum
  • Extraction Methods
  • Production of Synthetic Fluorspar from Waste Calcium Fluoride Slurry

Market

  • Fluorspar and Inorganic Fluorine Compounds
  • Fluorspar Demand
  • Mineral Outlook
  • Fluorspar Deposits of India
  • Import and Export
  • World Supply
  • The need for indigenous fluorspar production in England

Commodity Profiles

  • 2002 Profile
  • 2003 Profile
  • 2004 Profile
  • 2005 Profile
  • 2006 Profile
  • 2007 Profile
  • 2008 Profile
  • 2009 Profile
  • 2010 Profile
  • 2011 Profile

Uses

  • Calcium Fluoride ( CaF2 ), Fluorite or Fluorospar – Properties and Applications
  • End Use Statistics
  • Industrial Use
  • Uses of Fluorspar
Production
  • Production in the year 2000
  • Production in the year 2001
  • Production in the year 2002
  • Production in the year 2003
  • Production in the year 2004
  • Production in the year 2005
  • Production in the year 2006
  • Production in the year 2007
  • Production in the year 2008
  • Production in the year 2009
  • Production in the year 2010

Company Profiles

  • Company from India
  • Company from London
  • Company from Hebei
  • Company from New Jersey
  • Company from Derbyshire
  • Company from UK
  • Company from South Africa
  • Company from Tianjin

Suppliers and Buyers

  • Fluorspar Suppliers
  • Fluorspar Manufacturers
  • Companies Directory
  • Suppliers of Fluorspar
  • Suppliers list
  • Calcium Fluoride Suppliers
  • Calcium Fluoride Manufacturers
  • Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Buyers List 1
  • Buyers List 2

Consultants

  • Consultant from South Africa
  • Consulting Mining Engineer
  • Experts
  • Consultant from Illinois
  • Consultant from California

Reports

  • Atomic Structure of Float Polished Surfaces of Calcium Fluoride Single Crystals for Ultra Violet Applications
  • Fabrication of internal diffraction gratings in
    calcium fluoride crystals by a focused femtosecond laser
  • Flotation Concentration of a Low Grade Fluorite Ore from Southwestern New Mexico
  • INEOS Acquired Remaining Indigenous Fluorspar Mining Company in UK
  • Judicial Review of the Planning Permission for Extraction of Fluorspar and Mineralisation at Winster Moor
  • Fluoride plant boost to local fluorspar demand
  • Water Atomization of Barium Fluoride-Calcium Fluoride for Enhanced Flow Characteristics of PS304 Feedstock Powder Blend

 

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