Otavite, a cadmium carbonate mineral, was reported in The Picking Table (Volume 28, #2, page 3) as a quotation from correspondence from Dr. Sidney Williams. He stated that otavite occurred as a "botryoidal white crust along an open fracture cutting massive zincite that hosted scattered grains of franklinite. The crust was 2-5 mm thick and the zincite immediately adjacent to it did not appear corroded. Identification was by X-ray diffraction data and XES (to verify the high Cd/Zn ratio). I believe this is an old specimen judging by its patina." Otavite has not been seen by [Dunn].

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
 Year Discovered: 1906
 Formula: CdCO3
 Essential Elements: Cadmium, Carbon, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Cadmium, Carbon, Oxygen
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
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Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.613

The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 29 No. 1 - Spring 1988, pg. 7Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Additions to the list, Otavite
View IssueV. 28, No. 2 - Fall 1987, pg. 3Otavite - Small description by Sid Williams
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