Fluorspar features

  • December 2015

    Fluorspar: Year in Review 2015

    21 December 2015

    A roundup of the year's main events in the global fluorspar industry.

  • November 2015

    Which materials are “critical” and which are “strategic”?

    30 November 2015

    The terms “critical” and “strategic” used to describe the importance of various minerals and metals to different countries and organisations are often applied without definition or context. George J Simandl, Carlee Akam and Suzanne Paradis outline the case for appropriate use of these terms to avoid misunderstandings and misrepresentations.

  • September 2015

    Fluorspar: Made in China?

    26 September 2015

    China has been dominant in the fluorspar chain over the last 20 years, but recent challenges including downturns in commodity prices and a weakening economy are changing the face of the industry as Liz Gyekye, Chief Reporter, and Shruti Salwan, IM Analyst, discover.

  • January 2015

    Africa’s Industrial Minerals Map

    24 January 2015

  • Africa: projects in the pipeline

    24 January 2015

    Africa has long been viewed as a continent of great possibility when it comes to mining, with vast mineral and metal resources spread throughout its 47 countries. Yet political unrest, financial corruption, community opposition and environmental issues have thwarted the true potential this region offers. Several industrial mineral mining companies have flocked to the region over the past several years in an attempt to overcome these issues.

  • Critical materials show mixed price performance in 2014

    10 January 2015

    Falling energy prices hit demand for cleantech minerals; CRMs on par with base and precious metals in 2014

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