noun a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks
iron manganese tungsten.
wolf + rahm
cream, soot; cf. G. wolfsruss
wolfram, lit., wolf's soot.
- (Min.) Tungstate of iron and manganese, generally of a brownish or grayish black color, submetallic luster, and high specific gravity. It occurs in cleavable masses, and also crystallized. Called also wolfram.
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