Okorusu fluorspar production suspended

By Andrew Miller
Published: Friday, 14 November 2014

Supply update: Solvay’s Namibia mine becomes first major victim of weak market conditions

Solvay has suspended production at its Okorusu fluorspar mine in Namibia, taking over 80,000 tpa of acidspar capacity off the market.

The closure comes as a result of weak market conditions which have made extraction uneconomical from the mine, which has been in operation for 26 years.

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