Orange SCHEELITE Crystal, fluoresces blue, from Pingwu mine, China

$385.00

Large, translucent SCHEELITE crystal with a contact twin. The largest face is 1.4 inches long. Brilliant golden-yellow color. It fluoresces blue under short wave UV light. The matrix is silvery MUSCOVITE. The specimen is from the famous Pingwu mine in China. Scheelite is a major ore for Tungsten. This specimen is from the collection of Roger Maynard. Roger is a friend and was a long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey.

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Large, translucent SCHEELITE crystal with a contact twin. The largest face is 1.4 inches long. Brilliant golden-yellow color. It fluoresces blue under short wave UV light. The matrix is silvery MUSCOVITE. The specimen is from the famous Pingwu mine in China. Scheelite is a major ore for Tungsten. This specimen is from the collection of Roger Maynard. Roger is a friend and was a long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey.

SCHEELITE is a calcium tungstate mineral. Crystal system is Tetragonal, class Dipyramidal. Crystals are commonly pseudo-octahedral. Hardness is 4.5 – 5 on the Mohs scale. Scheelite is quite dense (6.1). Thus, the specimen is heavy relative to its size.

LocationPingwu mine, Huya township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Mianyang, Sichuan Province, China. Pingwu is a tungsten-tin-beryllium mine with 35 valid minerals. The quartz veins also are rich in rare elements.

Specimen size: 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.6 inches

Specimen weight: 5.8 ounces

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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in

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