The Kenya Fluorspar Company KFC , also known simply as Kenya Fluorspar, is a privately held mining company in Kenya. It is lo ed in Kimwarer , a village in the southern part of the Kerio Valley in Elgeyo-Marakwet County .
The Kerio Valley Fluorspar Mine is near Eldoret, Kenya. The site was first discovered in 1967. The ore mined is composed of fluorite with waste material consisting primarily of microcline, quartz and graphite. The ore body is linear in form of unknown dimensions.
Kenya’s only Fluorspar producer, the Kenya Fluorspar Company, is reported to have permanently ceased operations at its Kerio Valley mine. The firm was awarded a 20-year lease by the Kenyan government, however, on 1st April 2018, control of the mine and various assets reverted to the Kenyan government.
The landowners surrendered some 9,070 acres to the Kenya Fluorspar Mining Company in the 1970s. The mining company ceased operations at Kerio Valley three years ago.
At least 4,000 Kerio Valley residents, who are to be evicted for fluorspar mining, will wait longer for compensation. Political leaders led by Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos have asked the ...
Flourspar mining land in Kerio valley Photo: Standard . More than 4,000 residents of Kerio Valley will be compensated to pave the way for the revival of fluorspar mining, the Ministry of Mining ...
Kenya is looking for investors to take over fluorspar mining and processing in the Kerio Valley. The Mining Ministry is seeking a single investor or a consortium to take over the only site in East Africa that has commercial mining and processing of fluorspar. Fluorspar is used in the making of steel, aluminium, refrigeration gases and glass fibre.
Similarly, 70% of the respondents had a perception that fluorspar mining activities in Kerio Valley contribute to contamination of surface water in Keno river which is a key resource in the Valley& 39;s life support system. The study revealed that fluorspar mining has opened - up Keno Valley southfor development.