Roger Weller, geology instructor
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scheelite crystal on muscovite-3
Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China
Scheelite is calcium tungstate. Crystals of scheelite are often a shiny yellow. One
distinguishing feature of scheelite is a very high density, approximately six times the
density of water or more than two times the density of most common minerals.
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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.
Mineral specimen courtesy of Douglass Minerals
Dave and Liz Douglass
10985 N. Poinsettia Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85737