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Chernovite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Chernovite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: YAsO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 228.43 gm
   Lanthanum    6.08 %  La    7.13 % La2O3
   Yttrium     35.03 %  Y    44.48 % Y2O3
   Arsenic     29.52 %  As   45.28 % As2O5
   Phosphorus   1.36 %  P     3.11 % P2O5
   Oxygen      28.02 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Y0.9La0.1(AsO4)0.9(PO4)0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: In piemontite veinlets in liparite porphyry (Nyarta-Syu-Yu River, Russia); in Alpine-type fissures (Binntal, Switzerland)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Near the head of the Nyarta-Syu-Yu River, east of Mt. Tel´┐Żposiz, Polar Ural Mountains, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Professor Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Chernov (1877-1963), Russian geologist, Institute of Geology, Syktyvar, Russia, explorer of the Polar Urals
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24513
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