Scheelite Definition

shālīt, shē-
A yellowish-white to brown, hard mineral, calcium tungstate, CaWO4, that is an ore of tungsten.
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Origin of Scheelite

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

    From Wiktionary

  • After Carl Wilhelm Scheele

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

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