or flu·or spar
Origin of fluorspar
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The fluoride of calcium, or fluorspar, may be used for this experiment.
Agricola derived the name fluores from fluo "to flow," and we in turn obtain "fluorite," or "fluorspar," from Agricola.De Re Metallica
Der′byshire-neck, a form of the disease goitre, occurring in Derbyshire; Der′byshire-spar, a fluorspar found in Derbyshire.
The production of fluorspar in the United States is several times that of any other country.
Fluorspar is the trade name for the mineral fluorite, which is composed of calcium fluoride.
- 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: cubicAlso: (US and Canadian) fluorite