Mineral Information and Data:

Chernikovite  
(H3O)(UO2)(PO4) • 3H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for A. P. Chernikov (1927-), Institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Rare Elements, Moscow, Russia.

IMA status : Approved Species 1988 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
40.02a.19.01  
  (40) Hydrated Phosphates
  (40.02a) where A++ (B++)2 (XO4) · x(H2O), containing (UO2)++
  (40.02a.19)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.EB.15
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.E) Uranyl Phosphates and Arsenates
  (08.EB) UO2:RO4 = 1:1
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/mmm (or 4/m 2/m 2/m) — ditetragonal-dipyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Radioactive.
Comments: Radioactive.

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