Fluorspar: A year in review

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Thursday, 28 December 2017

2017 was epitomized by the shift away from Chinese produce dominating the market, as federally-imposed environmental regulations squeezed output; Canada, Vietnam, Thailand and South Africa all moved in on China's market share.

There was a shaky start to the year for the fluorspar markets as prices remained low on lackluster demand and an oversupplied market.

Things were so bad that one developer, Tertiary Minerals, admitted that it was looking to other markets to make profit, because of poor global market conditions in...