Diameter 5 mm.
Yellow flourescens in UV (Mn contaminated).
White flourescens in UV.
|Mineral class||Sulphates (wolframates) : Crocoite-wulfenite-scheelite group|
|Habitus||Crystals often rounded dipyramidal or tabular. Also as massive or granular aggregates.|
|Color||Colorless, white to yellowish and grey. Transparent to translucent.|
|Luster||Vitreous to adamantine.|
|Description||Scheelite is an ore of tungsten.|
|Occurance||In hydrothermal veins, in contact methamorphic rocks and in pegmatites. It also occurs in scarn.|
|Notes|| Strong bluish-white flourescece in UV.|
Soluble in acids. Fuses with some difficulty.
|Locations|| A common mineral in the Bergslagen.
A number of mines is located in the Kopparberg - Grängesberg - Ludvika area. |
| To sulphates index.
|| Mineral group index.
If you have some questions, suggestions or comments you are welcome to write me a line or two.