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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)

Kostick, Dennis S.; DeFilippo, Ronald J.
Fluorspar,   pp. 341-357 ff. PDF (1.9 MB)


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North America: 
 Canada, acid gradee 3 r70500 r65,600 
Mexico:4 
 Acid grade 320,134 460,344 
 Ceramic grade 28,107 36,124 
 Metallurgicalgrade 411,798 496,483 
 Unspecified 346,297 59,826 
 Total 1,106,336 1,052,777 
United States (shipments): 
 Acid grade 116,300 100,605 
 Metallurgicalgrade 71,970 68,884 
 Total 188,270 169,489 
 540,259 541,600 
 49,725 49,800 
 577,040 578,000 
 —109,044 —108,900 
 1,057,980 1,060,500 
 74,880 W 
 54,548 W 
 129,428 109,299 
South America: 
Argentina: 
 Acidgradee 13,253 r14,482 13,600 13,500 
 Metallurgicalgradee 30,924 r33,790 31,600 33,000 
 Total 44,177 48,272 e45,200 46,500 
Brazil:' 
 Direct shipping ore, grade unspecified (sales)  61 14,509  NA NA 
 Beneficiated product (output): 
  Acidgrade   ( 30,071 )  NA 
  Ceramicgrade ~ 34,287 ' { 524  67,610 ~ NA 
  Metallurgicalgrade )  ( 28,359 )  ( NA 
    Total 34,348 73,463 67,610 77,000 
 Uruguay, grade unspecified 55 83 e90 85 
Europe: 
Czechoslovakia:e 3 
 Acidgrade r51500 r53000 53,000 53,000 
 Metallurgicalgrade r51 500 r53,000 53,000 53,000 
 Total r103,000 r106,000 106,000 106,000 
 NA NA 
 NA NA 
 347,000 347,000 
 27,600 27,600 
 82,400 82,400 
 110,000 110,000 
 NA NA 
 NA NA 
 83,491 94,000 
 672 650 
Italy: 
 Acid grade r193,192 158,000 
 Ceramic grade 9,205 14,544 
 Metallurgical grade 29,983 32,209 
   Total r232,380 204,753 
Romania, metallurgical gradee ~ 17,000 22,000 
Spain: 
 Acid grade p244,688 r233,497 
 Metallurgicalgrade r71,293 r108,727 
 Total r315,981 r342~ 
 143,320 140,000 
 14,328 14,300 
 31,085 30,900 
 188,733 185,200 
 22,000 22,000 
Sweden:' 
Acidgradee 
 Metallurgicalgrade5 - 
 Total_________________________________ See footnotes at end of table. 
 218,847 232,000 
 219,360 220,000 
 438,207 452000 
 2,015 r1,4~ — — — — 
 1,649 r1,1~ — — — — 
 3,664 2,661 — — — — 
FLUORSPAR 
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Table 12.—Fluorspar: World production, by country 
(Short tons) 
 Country' and grade' 1976 1977 1979e 
France:e 6 
 Acid and ceramic grade T208,000 207,000 
 Metallurgicaigrade r129®() 105,000 
 Total r337,~4y) 312,000 
German Democratic Republic:e 
 Acid grade 25,000 27,600 
 Metallurgicalgrade 75,000 82,400 
 Total 100,000 110,000 
Germany, Federal Republic of (marketable):3 
 Acidgradee 63,701 83,086 
 Metallurgical gradee 7,078 9,232 
    Total 70,779 92,318 
 Greece, grade unspecified e11® 551 


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