Minerals identify

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Scheelite

Tungstate mineral

Scheelite is a calcium with the chemical formula O (wolfram). 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, or as a solid-state. It was also used in radium paint in the same fashion as was zinc sulphide invented a fluoroscope with a calcium tungstate-coated screen, making the images six times brighter than those with barium platinocyanide to discover X-rays in early November 1895.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Grey
Brown
Yellow
Orange
Golden
Red
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.918
1.935

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal