What is Fluorite? What are the uses of fluorite?

What is fluorite?

Fluorite, also known as fluorite, is a common halide mineral, also known as soft crystal. Its composition is calcium fluoride, which is an important mineral for extracting fluorine. Fluorite comes in many colors and can also be transparent and colorless. Transparent and colorless fluorite can be used to make special optical lenses. Fluorite also has many uses, such as as a flux for steelmaking and aluminum production, as a catalyst for the manufacture of opal glass, enamel products, and high-octane fuel production.

Types of Fluorite

1. Sort by color

Green fluorite: blue-green, green, light green. The more common ones are clusters. There is a saying of soft water green crystal in ancient times.

Purple fluorite: deep purple, purple. Often distributed in strips. In ancient times, it was called soft water amethyst.

 Blue fluorite: gray-blue, green-blue, and light-blue  tend to be deep on the surface and shallow in the center.

2. Classification by function

Colorless Fluorite: Natural colorless fluorite can be the first choice for repairing the aura, which can make people’s aura full of vitality and make people refreshed, and can make the originally vague thoughts clear.

Blue fluorite: Blue fluorite has a certain calming ability and stimulates people’s creativity, especially suitable for quiet and brain users.

Yellow fluorite: Yellow fluorite can improve interpersonal relationships, promote people’s spiritual exchanges, and enhance collective cooperation.

Purple fluorite: Purple fluorite can remove toxins from the human body and provide human immunity.

Green Fluorite: Green Fluorite is one of the most stable emotional powers, absorbing the negative aura in the aura of the human body, so that one can perform better.

Uses of Fluorite

Transparent and colorless fluorite can be used to make special optical lenses.

Fluorite is also used to make opal glass, enamel products, catalysts in the production of high-octane fuels, etc.

Fluorite is also widely used in glass, ceramics, cement and other building materials industries.

Fluorite has the characteristics of lowering the melting point of high-melting substances, promoting the flow of slag, well separating slag and metal, desulfurization during smelting, and enhancing the sinterability and tensile strength of metal. Therefore, as a flux, it is widely used in iron and steel smelting and ferroalloy production, ironization process, and non-ferrous metal smelting.

Fluorite can produce hydrofluoric acid, and half of the world’s fluorspar production is used to make hydrofluoric acid. Hydrofluoric acid is a key raw material for the production of various organic and inorganic fluorides and fluorine elements. In the aluminum industry, hydrofluoric acid is used to produce aluminum fluoride, artificial cryolite, sodium fluoride and magnesium fluoride.

In the aviation and aerospace industries, hydrofluoric acid is mainly used to produce jet liquid propellants and missile jet fuel propellants.

Fluorite is a common processing material. The fluorite powder processed by the fluorite mill is used in Longchang chemical, rubber, ceramics, construction, building materials and other fields. The processed fluorite powder is more widely used in high-tech industries, such as military cables. , fiber conduction and high-precision smelting industry.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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