Russian fluorite: Future or failure?
Published: Monday, 03 October 2016
The future of Russia’s fluorite sector could all depend on whether the world’s second largest aluminum producer, Rusal, decides to rejuvenate its largest fluorite facility in the country’s far east. Without such decisive action by the domestic industry’s leader, other smaller projects will struggle to survive, writes Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent.
This year, Russian aluminium giant Rusal is expected to
close its Yaroslavsky Mining Works (YMW), a facility that has
for the past few years been responsible for more than 90% of
Russia’s fluorite output. YMW produces around
240,000 tpa fluorite from two deposits in Primorsky Krai in the