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Roger Weller, geology instructor     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

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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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
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
(520) 742-0294