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Otavite



Otavite is a rare cadmium carbonate mineral with formula: CdCO3. Otavite crystallizes in the trigonal system and forms encrustations and small scalenohedral crystals that have a pearly to adamantine luster. The color is white to reddish to yellow brown. Its Mohs hardness is 3.5 to 4 and the specific gravity is 5.04. Associated minerals include azurite, calcite, malachite, and smithsonite.

Additional recommended knowledge

It was first described in 1906 from the Tsumeb district near Otavi, Namibia.

References

  • Mindat locality data]
  • Webmineral
  • Mineral galleries
 
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