Calcium fluoride (CaF2) is a vital material used in a wide range of industries, and fluorspar is the primary source of this strategic mineral.
Fluorspar is the commercial name for the naturally occurring mineral fluorite, composed of calcium and fluorine (CaF2). Fluorspar is the predominant commercial source for the chemical element fluorine. We have been mining fluorspar for the past two years. The fluorspar (Caf2) grades vary from 45% to 80% with calcium carbonate ranging from 3% to 15%. We currently produce an average of 3000 Metric Tons of 45% to 60% fluorspar and 1000 Metric Tons of 60% to 80% fluorspar (Caf2).
Calcium fluoride plays a critical role in numerous industrial applications, including steel production. It is also a key component in the manufacture of hydrogen fluoride (AHF), which is essential in the production of refrigerants, aluminum tri-fluoride (AlF3) for aluminum smelting, uranium fluoride (UF6) for nuclear power plants, and lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) for lithium battery electrolytes.
In addition to these important applications, calcium fluoride is also used in a wide range of downstream industries. These include the production of:
- Healthcare equipment
- Construction materials
- Electronic and electrical equipment
- Motor vehicles
With its diverse range of applications, calcium fluoride plays a crucial role in many aspects of modern industry and daily life.
Chemical Formula: CaFz
- Crude ore- 25 to 30%
- Metallurgical grade- 75 to 82%
- Ceramic grade- 94 to 96%
- Acid grade- 97%
- Crystalline grade- 99%