- calcium tungstate, CaWO4, usually occurring in tetragonal crystals: an important ore of tungsten.
Origin of scheelite
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Scheelite, another mineral of tungsten, is also found in Queensland.
- a white, brownish, or greenish mineral, usually fluorescent, consisting of calcium tungstate in tetragonal crystalline form with some tungsten often replaced by molybdenum: occurs principally in contact metamorphic rocks and quartz veins, and is an important source of tungsten and purified calcium tungstate. Formula: CaWO 4
Word Origin for scheelite
C19: from German Scheelit, named after Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–86), Swedish chemist
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