a yellowish-white to brown, hard mineral, calcium tungstate, CaWO, that is an ore of tungsten
Origin of scheeliteGerman scheelit, after K. W. Scheele (1742-86), Swedish chemist
A variously colored mineral, CaWO4, found in igneous rocks and used as an ore of tungsten.
Origin of scheeliteAfterCarl Wilhelm Scheele
Named after the Swedish chemist Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786).