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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 2009-4


World Fluorspar Resources, Market and Deposit Examples from British Columbia


by G.J. Simandl


View Information Circular 2009-4 (PDF, 3 MB)


Key questions addressed in this paper are: “Will the demand for fluorspar outstrip supply in foreseeable future?” and “Will there be enough raw materials to cover projected demand?” The demand for fluorspar is linked to global economic cycles. This paper concentrates on the global availability of fluorspar from the perspective of geological and mineral engineering economics.  British Columbia has several fluorite-bearing deposits that are discussed in this paper. 


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