Formula: Na2Ca2(CO3)3 anhydrous normal carbonate
Specific gravity: 2.6
Colour: Colourless, light yellow, light green
Solubility: Decomposes in water giving a calcium carbonate precipitate.
Shortite occurs with calcite and
pyrite as single crystals in bands in the
montmorillonite clay associated with
trona at the Green River formation, Wyoming, USA. It also occurs as
minute inclusions in apatite from Tororo carbonatite complex,
Eastern Region, Uganda.
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