SCHEELITE CaWO4 Tetragonal

Description: Scheelite is a high temperature hydrothermal mineral that forms the primary ore of tungsten.

Scheelite

Scheelite-bearing quartz veins, Wisconsin Rapids. Tom Buchholz photograph.

WOOD COUNTY: Scheelite occurs rarely as "tiny grayish crystals" in quartz with molybdenite in the Haessley Quarry, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. It fluoresces brilliant bluish to yellowish white under U.V. light. (Buchholz, 1996). - Scheelite occurs as as a heavy mineral separate in sediments from the "rotten granite" at the Maguire Pit, near Wausau, Wisconsin (Buchholz et. al., 2005a)

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