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Scheelite Group

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About Scheelite GroupHide

A group of tetragonal molybdates and tungstates with the general formula given above, where A denotes a relatively large divalent cation (e.g. Ca, Pb) and X is molybdenum or tungsten (Mo, W).

A large number of synthetic scheelite-type compounds and derivatives of the scheelite structure are known.

Chemical Properties of Scheelite GroupHide


Relationship of Scheelite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Powellite Ca(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
Raspite Pb(WO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Scheelite Ca(WO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
Stolzite Pb(WO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
Wulfenite Pb(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Scheelite Group in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for Scheelite GroupHide

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1073-1074.

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Localities for Scheelite GroupHide

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