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ˈʃeɪ laɪt, ˈʃi-scheel·ite
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a mineral used as an ore of tungsten
A mineral composed of calcium tungstate, with the chemical formula CaWO; an important tungsten ore.
Scheelite is a calcium tungstate mineral with the chemical formula CaWO4. It is an important ore of tungsten (wolfram). Scheelite is originally named after Swedish chemist K. Scheele (1742-1786). Well-formed crystals are sought by collectors and are occasionally fashioned into gemstones when suitably free of flaws. Scheelite has been synthesized using the Czochralski process; the material produced may be used to imitate diamond, as a scintillator, or as a solid-state lasing medium. It was also used in radium paint in the same fashion as was zinc sulphide, and Thomas Edison invented a fluoroscope with a calcium tungstate-coated screen, making the images six times brighter than those with barium platinocyanide; the latter chemical allowed Röntgen to discover X-rays in early November 1895.
calcium tungstate, a mineral of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization
Etymology: [From C.W. Scheele, a Swedish chemist.]
Scheelite is a calcium tungstate mineral with the chemical formula CaWO4. It is an important ore of tungsten. Well-formed crystals are sought by collectors and are occasionally fashioned into gemstones when suitably free of flaws. Scheelite has been synthesized via the Czochralski process; the material produced may be used to imitate diamond, as a scintillator, or as a solid state lasing medium.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shē′līt, n. native calcium tungstate. [From the Swedish chemist, K. W. Scheele (1742-86).]
The numerical value of scheelite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of scheelite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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