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  1. otavite(Noun)

    A rare trigonal cadmium carbonate mineral.


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


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