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Iran Produced Cryolite.

Cryolite (Na3AlF6, sodium hexafluoroaluminate) is an uncommon mineral identified with the once large deposit at IvigtE[c]t on the west coast of Greenland, which ran out in 1987. It was historically used as an ore of aluminum and later in the electrolytic processing of the aluminum rich oxide ore bauxite (itself a combination of aluminum oxide minerals such as gibbsite, boehmite and diaspore). The difficulty of separating aluminum from oxygen in the oxide ores was overcome by the use of Cryolite as a flux to dissolve the oxide minerals. Cryolite in Iran can be found in certain provinces including Yazd, Semnan and certain western provinces. Iran annually imports 40 thousand tonnes of Cryolite from Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Island and Spain. Once Iran starts the mass production of the mineral, the country will be able to export the surplus. The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced readiness to export related technical knowledge of producing the mineral as well as to establish Cryolite factory on joint ventures with other countries. 2008/11/01

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Publication:Moj News Agency (Tehran, Iran)
Date:Nov 1, 2008
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