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Canada Fluorspar (NL) Inc. (CFI), a company 100% owned by Golden Gate Capital, is planning to develop the St. Lawrence Fluorspar Project in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. CFI will mine high quality fluorspar ore from the AGS Vein, produce acid-grade fluorspar concentrate, and export the product to domestic and
The average yearly price for high-grade fluorspar, or acidspar as it is also known, is expected to rise by 16% through to 2020 as demand grows, tempered in the medium term by new supplies, market analysts Byron Capital Markets said in a recent report. The analysts’ report, titled ‘Introduction to fluorspar and an acidspar price deck’ had ...
Much of the fluorspar used in North America comes from Mexico, where acid-grade fluorspar sells for $550 a tonne, compared to Chinese acid-grade fluorspar which sells for $600. Like the differences between large flake and amorphous graphite, fluorspar comes in two different forms—metallurgical grade and acid grade.
Acid-spar, the grade of fluorspar which the Company is planning to produce, accounts for approximately 60-65% of total fluorspar production with the principal applications being: Aluminium production – used to produce aluminium fluoride (ALF 3) which acts as a flux to lower the bath temperature in the manufacture of aluminium
Fluorspar (Calcium Fluoride) Powder (CaF2) Description Fluorite or Fluorspar is a mineral composed of calcium fluoride (CaF2), the principal fluorine-bearing mineral. It occurs as cubic, isometric crystals and cleavable masses. When pure, it is colorless and transparent, or translucent with a glassy luster. Impurities cause color in the stone ...
(For many years, the U.S. Defense National Stockpile (USDNS) held quantities both of acid grade and metallurgical grade fluorspar, but over the past several years, it has sold off most of its inventory.) That means the U.S. is 100% dependent on imports for its fluorspar - particularly from China.
By hand sorting, color identification and washing, miners can obtain ceramic-grade fluorspar, or even metallurgical grade. However, it's highly unlikely that one can achieve acid grade by hand sorting. As a result, acid-grade mining requires additional beneficiation, or refining, to meet the market standard.