Scheelite meaning

shālīt, shē-
A variously colored mineral, CaWO4 , found in igneous rocks and used as an ore of tungsten.
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A yellowish-white to brown, hard mineral, calcium tungstate, CaWO4, that is an ore of tungsten.
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(mineralogy) A mineral composed of calcium tungstate, with the chemical formula CaWO4; an important tungsten ore.
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Origin of scheelite

  • After Carl Wilhelm Scheele

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after the Swedish chemist Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786).

    From Wiktionary