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Stolzite

Tungstate mineral

Stolzite is a mineral; with the formula 4. It is similar to, and often associated with, wulfenite which is the same chemical formula except that the tungsten is replaced by molybdenum crystal system and is dimorphous with the monoclinic

Lead tungstate crystals have the optical transparency of glass combined with much higher density (8.28 g/cm3 vs ~2.2 g/cm3 for fused silica in particle physics because of their short radiation length (2.2 cm), quick scintillation response, and radiation hardness. Lead tungstate crystals are used in the Compact Muon Solenoid's

It was first described in 1820 by August Breithaupt , who called it Scheelbleispath and then by François Sulpice Beudant in 1832, who called it scheelitine. In 1845, Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger coined the name stolzite for an occurrence in Krusne Hory (Erzgebirge), Czech Republic , naming it after Joseph Alexi Stolz It occurs in oxidized hydrothermal tungsten-lead ore deposits typically in association with raspite , pyromorphite

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown
Grey
Yellow
Green
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

2.27
2.18

Luster ( interacts light )

Resinous
Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal