Nahcolite

Nahcolite

[nah-kuh-lahyt]
Nahcolite, NaHCO3, is a soft, colourless or white carbonate mineral also called sodium bicarbonate, Baking Soda or Thermokalite. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system.

Nahcolite was first described in 1928 for an occurrence in a lava tunnel at Mount Vesuvius, Italy. The name is in reference to its chemical formula.

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