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Scheelite Mineral Data

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General Scheelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaWO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 287.93 gm
   Calcium   13.92 %  Ca   19.48 % CaO
   Tungsten  63.85 %  W    80.52 % WO3
   Oxygen    22.23 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(WO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: A primary tunsten ore mineral commonly found in contact-metamorphic deposits, high-temperature hydrothermal veins, greisens, and granitic pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1821
Help on Locality: Locality: Bispberg iron mine, S�ter, Dalarna, Sweden Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Swedish chemist, Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Scheelite + Pronunciation Say SCHEELITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calcium Tungstate
  Cuproscheelite - mixture of scheelite + copper tungstate
  ICSD 60547
  PDF 41-1431