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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)


Page 354

 260,000 265,000 
 280,000 287,000 
 540,000 552,000 
 270,000 275,000 
 292,000 298,000 
 562,000 573,000 
 r147 710 r115,743 
 r31 967 r25 353 
 r59,5~ r72,311 
 r239 201 ~23i4O7 
 1,716 1,548 
 NA NA 
 NA NA 
 NA NA 
 208,300 210,000 
 2,464 2,700 
 r58,777 60,435 60,627 43,000 
 141,679 213,093 193,490 201,000 
 r200456 273,528 254,117 244,000 
 1,413 1,886 1,381 1,400 
 r4,894,336 r5 146 217 5,282,279 5,359,882 
 eRet~ate "Preliminary. r~~_~j NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid
disclosing
company proprietary data. 
 ' In addition to the countries listed, Bulgaria is believed to have produced
fluorspar, but production is not officially reported, and available information
is inadequate for the formulation of reliable estimates of output levels.
 An effort has been made to subdivide production of all countries by grade
(acid, ceramic, and/or metallurgical). Where this information is available
in official reports of the subject country, the data has been entered without
qualifying notes; where a secondary source has been used to subdivide production
by grade, the source for the basis of this subdivision has been identified
by footnote. Where no basis for subdivision is available, the entry has been
identified with the notation "grade unspecified." 
 3lnformation on grade obtained from Bundesanstalt Für Bodenforschung
Hannover and Deutsches Institut Für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin.
Untersuchungen
über Angebot and Nachfrage Mineralischer Rohstoffe IV. Flusspat,
March
1974, p. 39. 
 4Totals for all years are reported production for all grades of fluorspar.
Data by grade are exports and local sales as listed by Instituto Mexicano
de la Fluorita (Mexican Fluorspar Institute). Metallurgical grade fluorspar
includes material listed as submetallurgical in nature, while unspecified
material represents the difference between reported exports and production
and, as such, presumably is indicative of additions to or deletions from
stocks. 
 5Official Brazilian sources list crude ore mined as follows in short tons:
1976-54,448; 1977-171,916; 1978-134,500 (estimated); 1979.NA. 
 6Data for 1976-77 are marketed production estimated from domestic consumption
and trade data; it does not take into account changes in stocks. Total run-of-mine
production (direct-shipping plus ore destined for concentration was as follows
in short tons: 1976-744,000; 1977-586,000; 1978-584,000; 1979-584,000). 
 7lncludes material recovered from lead-zinc mine dumps. 
 8Acid-grade material listed for Thailand is beneficiated product resulting
from processing of reported low-grade material; metallurgical-grade material
is run-of-mine material reported under the term "high grade." Recorded
production
of low-grade material was as follows in short tons: 1976-79,184; 1977-51,246;
1978-92,875; 1979-69,000 (estimated). 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 12.—Fluorspar: World production, by country —Continued
(Short tons) 
Country1 andgrade2 1976 1977 1978" 1979e 
Europe: —Continued 
U.S.S.R.:e 3 
Acid grade_______________________________ 
Metallurgical gradee 
 Total________________________________ 
United Kingdom:7 
Acid grade______________________________ 
Metallurgical grade________________________ 
Unspecified                              
 Total________________________________ 
Africa: 
Egypt, grade unspecified                       
Kenya: 
Acid grade                              Metallurgicalgrade________________________
 Total________________________________ Morocco, acid grade              
          Rhodesia, Southern, metallurgical gradee 3 
South Africa, Republic of: 
Acid grade                               
Ceramic grade                             
Metallurgical grade________________________ 
 Total________________________________ Tunisia, acidgrade__________________________
Zambia, grade unspecified_____________________ 
Asia: 
China, mainland, metallurgical gradee3 
India: 
Acid grade  Metallurgicalgrade________________________ 
 Total________________________________ 
Korea,North,metallurgicalgrade83 
Korea, Republic of, metallurgical grade  
Mongolia, metallurgical grade3_________________ 
Pakistan, grade unspecified  
Thailand:8 
Acid grade                              Metallurgical grade________________________
 Total_________________________________ Turkey, metallurgicalgrade___________________
 Grand total                             
 NA 116,575 103,278 98,000 
 NA 20,111 14,189 12,000 
 82,703 136,686 117,467 110,000 
 56,714 44,100 59,700 65,000 
 220 220 220 220 
 232,449 258,656 328,038 426,930 
 43,543 72,378 16,432 9,344 
 44,469 55,523 89,042 60,991 
 320,461 386,557 433,512 497,265 
 r38 094 31,809 33,000 34,000 
 3 eli 84 88 
 385,000 r440,o® 440,000 440,000 
 riO 702 9,997 10,594 12,000 
 4,708 6,768 4,729 5,700 
 r15,410 16,765 15,323 17,700 
 33,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 
 22,344 14,309 12,531 10,000 
 e333,000 369,200 501,400 500,000 
 ii —— 369 275 


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