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Shortite Mineral Data

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General Shortite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Ca2(CO3)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 306.16 gm
   Sodium   15.02 %  Na   20.24 % Na2O
   Calcium  26.18 %  Ca   36.63 % CaO
   Carbon   11.77 %  C    43.12 % CO2
   Oxygen   47.03 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Ca2(CO3)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated with trona.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
Help on Locality: Locality: Drill cores from the Green River formation, Wyoming and Utah. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Maxwell Naylor Short (1889-1952), professor of mineralogy, University of Arizona.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shortite Say SHORTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16495
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