Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See fluorite.

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  • n. A halide mineral composed of calcium fluoride.

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  • n. a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

Etymologies

Blend of fluorite and spar#Etymology 4 (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Demand for fluorspar, which is used in refrigeration and aluminium smelting, collapsed as the economic downturn took hold in late 2008.

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  • The aluminium in the form of a fine powder is mixed with the metallic oxide, together with some substance such as fluorspar to act as a flux.

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  • "fluorspar" in the ore, phosphorus and other substances absorb light, the issue will be in the dark fluorescent or phosphorescent, the ancients that mysterious, known as "Night Pearl."

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  • Night Pearl is a kind called "fluorspar" in the ore, phosphorus and other substances absorb light, the issue will be in the dark fluorescent or phosphorescent, the ancients that mysterious, known as "Night

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  • The countries have argued that Chinese restrictions on the export of several raw materials—bauxite, coke, fluorspar, magnesium, manganese, silicon carbide, silicon metal, yellow phosphorus and zinc—gave Chinese companies an unfair advantage by keeping the price of domestic raw materials low compared with prices in other parts of the world.

    China Loses Trade Appeal Over Its Curbs on Exports

  • The EU, U.S. and Mexico have lodged a complaint at the WTO alleging that China restricts exports of nine key raw materials, including coke, bauxite, fluorspar and magnesium.

    EU: China Must Open Procurement Market

  • In an interview with USGS's Stephen Peters published at the same time on the same site, Peters says there are "Known deposits of asbestos, mercury, lead, zinc, fluorspar, bauxite, beryllium, and lithium."

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  • Industries: construction and construction materials; mining (coal, copper, molybdenum, fluorspar, tin, tungsten, and gold); oil; food and beverages; processing of animal products, cashmere and natural fiber manufacturing

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  • Copper, coal, gold, molybdenum, fluorspar, uranium, tin, and tungsten account for a large part of industrial production and foreign direct investment.

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  • Mongoliaconstruction and construction materials; mining (coal, copper, molybdenum, fluorspar, tin, tungsten, and gold); oil; food and beverages; processing of animal products, cashmere and natural fiber manufacturing

    Industries

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