Calcium Fluoride Powder / Fluorspar (CaF2)

Fluorite or Fluorspar is a mineral composed of calcium fluoride (CaF2), the principal fluorine-bearing mineral. It occurs as cubic, isometric crystals and cleavable masses. When pure, it is colorless and transparent, or translucent with a glassy luster. Impurities cause color in the stone, and several varieties exhibit fluorescence. Usually found either in pure veins or associated with lead, silver, or zinc ores, it is common in limestone and dolomites.

Fluorite comes in a wide range of colors and has subsequently been dubbed “the most colorful mineral in the world”. The most common colors are purple, blue, green, yellow, or colorless. Less common are pink, red, white, brown, black, and nearly every shade in between. Color zoning or banding is commonly present. The color of the fluorite is determined by factors including impurities, exposure to radiation, and the size of the color centers.

Chemical Name: Fluorspar

Chemical Formula: CaF2

Fluorspar CAS Number: CAS# 7789-75-5

Assay (as CaF2)‎: ‎97.5% Min
Grade: White Crystline Solid

Synonyms

calcium fluoride, fluorspar, CaF2, fluorspar powder, fluorite, CAS# 7789-75-5

Chemical Properties

1) Crude ore- 25 to 30%
2) Metallurgical grade- 75 to 82%
3) Ceramic grade- 94 to 96%
4) Acid grade- 97%
5) Crystalline grade- 99%

Physical Properties

Various granulations available from lump to superfine powder (45 microns)

Applications:

  • Use in the fiberglass, ceramic, welding rod, and glass industry.
  • Use in blending with burned lime & dolomite for the steel industry.
  • As component of electrolyte, fluxing agent for aluminum metallurgy.
  • Used in glass and fluorescent lamps industry.
  • In various dental applications.

Specifications:

Physical properties
Molecular Formula CaF2
Molecular Weight 78.07g/mol
Apperence White Crystalline Solid
Specification
Assay (as CaF2) 97.5% Min
Density 3.18g/cm3
Moisture 1% Max
SiO2 1.5% Max
S 0.152% Max
P 0.03% Max
CaCO3 1% Max
Fe2O3 0.3% Max
Boiling Point 2,533 °C
Melting Point 1,418 °C
Solubility in Water 0.0015g/100ml (18 ° C)