or flu·or spar

[ floo-awr-spahr, -er- ]


Origin of fluorspar

First recorded in 1785–95; fluor- + spar3

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British Dictionary definitions for fluorspar



/ (ˈflʊəˌspɑː) /

  1. a white or colourless mineral sometimes fluorescent and often tinted by impurities, found in veins and as deposits from hot gases. It is used in the manufacture of glass, enamel, and jewellery, and is the chief ore of fluorine. Composition: calcium fluoride. Formula: CaF 2 . Crystal structure: cubic: Also: (US and Canadian) fluorite

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