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 (shā′līt′, shē′-)
A variously colored mineral, CaWO4, found in igneous rocks and used as an ore of tungsten.

[After Carl Wilhelm Scheele.]
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(Minerals) 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: CaWO4
[C19: from German Scheelit, named after Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–86), Swedish chemist]
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(ˈʃeɪ laɪt, ˈʃi-)

a mineral, calcium tungstate-molybdate, Ca(WO4MoO4), occurring in crystals and aggregates: an ore of tungsten.
[1830–40; < German Scheelit= Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–86), Swedish chemist, who first isolated tungstic acid + -it -ite1]
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Noun1.scheelite - a mineral used as an ore of tungsten
atomic number 74, tungsten, W, wolfram - a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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King Island Scheelite Limited "KIS" is an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed company focussed on the exploration, development and production of tungsten deposits.
Pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite and scheelite are present.
King Island Scheelite Ltd (ASX:KIS) has raised $200,000 via the issue of 2,439,024 shares at 8.2 cents per share to independent process engineering company, Gekko Systems Pty Ltd.
The assay results confirmed extensive high-grade scheelite mineralisation along with expected grades of molybdenum, the company said, whilst also showed the copper mineralisation at potentially economic levels.
Petrogenetic implications of the mineral-chemical characteristics of scheelite and associated phases from Miniki Gol (Chitral), North West Pakistan.
As known, Ca[F.sub.2] and CdW[O.sub.4] are called fluorite and scheelite in mineralogy, respectively.
More abundant minerals included scheelite (CaW[O.sub.4]) (Figure 6(h)), barite (BaS[O.sub.4]) (Figure 6(g)), rutile (Ti[O.sub.2]) (Figures 6(f) and 6(g)), cotunnite (Pb[Cl.sub.2]) (Figure 7(h)), cinnabar (HgS) (Figure 7(d)), and stibnite ([Sb.sub.2][S.sub.3]).
Kundracik, "Structure and electrical conductivity of multicomponent metal oxides having scheelite structure," Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, vol.
Xiao, "Research on technology of wastewater treatment from scheelite flotation," Advanced Materials Research, vol.