Mineral Information and Data:

Shortite
Na2Ca2(CO3)3 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Maxwell Naylor Short (1889-1952), professor of mineralogy, University of Arizona.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1940) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
14.04.01.0  
  (14) Anhydrous Carbonates
  (14.04) with Compound Formula A+2 B++2 (CO3)4
  (14.04.01)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.AC.25
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.A) Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
  (05.AC) Alkali and alkali-earth carbonates
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mm2 — pyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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