Mineral Information and Data:

Chernovite-(Y)
YAsO4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Professor Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Chernov (1877-1963), Russian geologist, Institute of Geology, Syktyvar, Russia, explorer of the Polar Urals.

IMA status : Approved Species 1987 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
38.04.11.02  
  (38) Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.04) A+ XO4
  (38.04.11) Zenotime Group (Tetragonal: I41/amd)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.AD.35
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.A) Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  (08.AD) With only large cations
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/mmm (or 4/m 2/m 2/m) — ditetragonal-dipyramidal
  
  
  

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