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This page provides mineralogical data about Tungsten.

Classification of Tungsten

Approval Year:

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family
Dana 7th ed.:

Physical Properties of Tungsten

Diaphaneity (Transparency):

Chemical Properties of Tungsten

Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Tungsten

Crystal System:
body centred cubic

Type Occurrence of Tungsten

Relationship of Tungsten to other Species

1.AE.15ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)

Other Names for Tungsten

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:自然钨

Other Information

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

References for Tungsten

Reference List:
M.I. Novgorodova et al. (1995) A native wolfram with inclusions of yttrium oxide from an alluvium of Bol’shaja Pol’ja river (Prepolar Ural). Doklady Akademii Nauk: 340: 681-684. [in Russian]

Glavatskikh, S.F., Trubkin, N.V. (2000) First find of native tungsten and silver in exhalation products of the Great Tolbachik Fissure eruption (Kamchatka). Doklady Akademii Nauk: 373: 523-526.

Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2001) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 86: 939-942.

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Localities for Tungsten

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • New South Wales
    • Cowper Co.
      • Doradilla
Gary R Burton, Steven J Trigg, Lance P Black (2007) A Middle Triassic age for felsic intrusions and associated mineralisation in the Doradilla prospect area, New South Wales. Quarterly Notes Geological Survey of New South Wales No 125.
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Nanutarra Station exploration company report to the Australian share market.
  • Shandong Province
    • Linyi Prefecture
      • Yimeng Mts (Yimeng Shan)
        • Mengyin Co.
          • Mengyin Kimberlite field
            • Changma Kimberlite belt
              • Wangcun deposit
Gorshkov, A.I., Titkov, S.V., Yan Nan Bao, Ryabchikov, I.D., and Magazina, L.O. (2006): Geology of Ore Deposits 48(4), 326-334.
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    • Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture)
      • Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.)
Wenji Bai, Jingsui Yang, Qingsong Fang, Binggan Yan, and Zhongming Zhang (2001): Earth Science Frontiers 8(3), 111-121
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Bodaibo
          • Lena Gold District
            • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
Keren Tan (1998): Gold Science and Technology 6(4), 29-37; Distler, V. V., Mitrofanov, G. L., Yudovskaya, M. A., Lishnevsky, E. N., & Prokof’ev, V. Y. (2005). Deep structure and ore-forming processes of the Sukhoi Log gold-platinum deposit, Russia. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 921-923). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Olekma area
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2012)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
Doklady Akad. Nauk (2000), V 373, N 6, August-September. p. 997
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Khanka Lake
V.V. Seredin data; [AmMin 84:992]
Volokhin, Yu.G., Karabtsov, A.A. (2016): Minerals in the Triassic Carbonaceous Silicites of Sikhote Alin. Lithology and Mineral Resources: 51: 405-424
  • Urals Region
    • Subarctic Urals
M.I. Novgorodova e.a. (1995) A native wolfram with inclusions of yttrium oxide from an alluvium of Bol’shaja Pol’ja river (Prepolar Ural)” - Doklady RAN, 340, N5, pp. 681-684 (in Rus.).
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Polar Urals
      • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
6th orogenic lherzolite conference 2014 Morocco; Yang, J., Meng, F., Xu, X., Robinson, P. T., Dilek, Y., Makeyev, A. B., ... & Cliff, J. (2015). Diamonds, native elements and metal alloys from chromitites of the Ray-Iz ophiolite of the Polar Urals. Gondwana Research, 27(2), 459-485.
    • Prepolar Ural
      • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
        • Khanty-Mansi Okrug (Khanty Mansiysk)
          • Saranpaul
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
South Africa
  • Western Cape Province
    • West Coast District
      • Piketberg
Rozendaal, A., & Moyen, J. (2009, May). The Riviera Deposit: Endo-skarn and Vein-hosted W-MO-REE Mineralization in I-type Granites of the Cape Granite Suite, South Africa. In AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts.
  • Mykolayiv Oblast' (Nikolajev; Nikolayev; Nikolaev)
The Moon
  • Mare Crisium
Kartashov P.M., Mokhov A.V., e.a. (2010) Mineral phases on the fracture of a glass particle and in the fines of a Luna-24 regolith sample, - Petrology, 18(1), pp. 107-125.
  • Mare Fecunditatis
Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., Bogatikov O.A. (2007) Moon under a microscope, - Moscow, Nauka, p.128 (in Russian)
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