Otavite

Otavite


Composition: CdCO3
Crystal System : Trigonal
Colours: White, cream, yellowish
Lustre : Adamantine, pearly
Hardness : 4
Specific Gravity : 4.96
Year of Discovery: 1906
IMA Number: 1906
IMA Status: Grandfathered
Discovered By: Otto Schneider
Named for: The Otavi Mountainland (in which Tsumeb is located)
References: Schneider (1906)