Chemical Formula: CdCO3
Crystal System: Rhomboedric
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Red ||Short Waves (254 nm): || Red |
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
|Short Waves (254 nm): ||Orange |
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Comments on activators and spectra:
Otavite is very often confused with other mineral, so further investigation over fluorescence should be needed.
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia;
- Mahoney Mines area,Tres Hermanas Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico, USA (XRD analysed, associated with SW blue fluo hemimorphite);
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals, Dr. Gerhard Henkel, Published by the FMS, 1989 ,
- Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light, Manuel Robbins, 1994, Geoscience Press, ISBN 0-945005-13-X ,
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