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scheelite

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noun schee·lite \ˈshā-ˌlīt\

Definition of scheelite

  1. :  a mineral consisting of the tungstate of calcium that is an ore of tungsten



Origin of scheelite

German Scheelit, from Karl W. Scheele †1786 Swedish chemist


First Known Use: circa 1837


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