shortite

shortite

[′shȯr‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Na2Ca2(CO3)3 A mineral composed of sodium and calcium carbonate.
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These minerals (natrite, thermonatrite, trona, shortite, sidorenkite, cancrinite group members, etc.
The sediment waters were also sufficiently saline to precipitate disseminated crystals of nahcolite, shortite, and dawsonite along with a host of other authigenic carbonate and silicate minerals (Milton, 1977).
Associated minerals are: (1) aegirine, albite, elpidite, epididymite, lorenzenite, quartz, shortite, sidorenkite, natroxalate, leifite, rhodochrosite, tainiolite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, galena, thermonatrite, trona and nahpoite; (2) aegirine, K-feldspar, elpidite, labuntsovite, natrolite, apophyllite, fluorite, sphalerite, galena and molybdenite.
Hilaire species shortite, as well as a few loose, 5-cm prismatic sprays of synchisite pseudomorphs after the new mineral petersenite, in an opaque, mottled white/gray-brown color.