Solvay suspends fluorspar production at Okorusu in Namibia
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014
The Belgian producer has cited depletion of the resources and high running costs as reasons for the shutdown of operations at its fluorspar deposits in Namibia. These are market conditions that will affect all producers.
Belgian chemical producer Solvay has suspended production at
its mining operations at the Okorusu fluorspar mine in
Namibia, because production is no "longer economical at the
present sluggish market conditions".
The company added that after a continuous fluorspar
production for 26 years, the viable higher grade ore resources