Plunging fluorspar prices weigh heavily on South African miners

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015

High stocks, low demand cause price drops; SA fluorspar sector in flux as investor interest wanes.

South Africa’s fluorspar industry continues to struggle amid difficult market conditions, as asset sales and infrastructure challenges squeeze investor confidence in the industry.  South Africa has the world’s largest fluorspar reserves, but its fluorspar miners are bearing the brunt of uneconomic mining conditions, operational limitations, punitive legislation and more recently,...

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