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Historical Information

C. C. Leonhard named this mineral Scheelite in 1821 in recognition of the discovery made by Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786), the Swedish chemist who discovered the existence of tungster in Scheelite in 1781. He believed that the mineral was a compound of lime and a previously unknown acid, which he called “Tungstic Acid. Tungsten was first isolated from tungstic acid in 1783 by the de Elhuyar brothers. Before Scheele made his discovery, the mineral was generally regarded as containing tin.

Scheelite is found in pegmatites and metamorphic rocks.

The finest Scheelite crystals, often as bright orange pseudo-octahedrons on a Muscovite matrix, come from Mt. Xuebaoding, in Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China. Smoky crystals come from the Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China. Outstanding, sharply crystallized pseudo-octahedral Scheelite crystals came from the Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, South Korea. Bright orange, sharp crystals, resembling those of Pingwu, have been found at Gharmung, in the Skardu District, Pakistan.

A uniquely colored, dark grayish-blue form of Scheelite came from Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures, Romania; and fleshy-colored dipyramidal crystals from Traversella, Torino Province, Italy. A deep orange Scheelite came from the Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

In the U.S., brownish-orange floater crystals of Scheelite were found in the Cohen Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona. Brown, smoky crystals came from Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, Ouray Co., Colorado; and unique white and colorless crystals once came from the Greenhorn Mountains, Kern Co., California. White to light yellow Scheelite is well-known from Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

Metaphysical Properties

Scheelite can help about feeling good emotionally, balance in all the bodies, peaceful, safe and coming home energy.

Scheelite stimulates the Sacral (Navel) Chakra, and connects with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras, and encourages spiritual and psychic openness, while at the same time creating a strong connection with the Earth. This makes it an excellent crystal for astral travel and shamanic journeys.

The powerful energy makes Scheelite almost too strong for quiet meditation, but some who find meditation difficult may find this helpful. Initially, holding it while meditating is like holding a cool flame, and can be used in this way as a point of focus. It can also be used to help restore energy when feeling low and depleted.

Scheelite can be used to align all the chakras and helps in balancing your higher self with your inner self while bringing a sense of balance between both worlds.

The energy of Scheelite is one that instills mental balance. It also covers the body in energy of well- being and mental clarity, helping to find the answers you need to any questions you may have.

Scheelite also helps you so understand and get rid of any negative behaviors you may have, helping you to see the bigger picture and understand others and their motives from a place of non-judgment and understanding.

Scheelite gives off a warm energy to the body -especially the heart- while opening it up to learning how to forgive and accept forgiveness. It is also a good crystal for emotional balance to keep our emotions in check during times of change and confrontation, helping you to say what needs to be said while remaining calm and detached from the situation and outcome.

As it helps to bring energy the body when you start to feel fatigued and run down, Scheelite can be used in astral travel and shamanic journeying. It is also a strong meditation stone helping you to gain the peace within to achieve these states of heightened awareness.

Healing Properties

Scheelite is believed this stone can relief AIDS patient.