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Otavite & Willemite

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Otavite & Willemite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Su Elzu, Ozieri, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1 × 0.8 cm
Description

Beautiful specimen with well-formed white rhombohedral single crystals scattered in more areas of the specimen together with prismatic hexagonal (twinned) willemite and a few long pointed cerussite crystals. This specimen comes from the Su Elzu mine, a now "defunct" location which in the last decades of the past century produced samples, almost certainly among the best in the world, of the rare cadmium carbonate, otavite. 

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Otavite

Formula: 
CdCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

Willemite

Formula: 
Zn2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Moresnet, Kelmis, Plombières-Vieille Montagne District (Plombières-Altenberg), Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium

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Italy up to 100 g. €.8.00 - up to 250 g. €.9.00
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Europe up to 100 g. €.11.00 - up to 250 €.13.00
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America, Africa, Asia, up to 100g. €.13.00 up to 250g. €.17.00
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Australia,N.Zeland,Oceania,up to100 g.€.14.00 up to 250g.€.18.00
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