NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Evans Lou mine, St. Pierre near Wakefield, Portland Twp., Papineau, QUE, Canada.
Walentaite (Ca,Mn++,Fe++)Fe+++3(AsO4)(PO4)3(PO3OH) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kurt Walenta (1927-), mineralogist, University of Stuttgart, Germany, who has studied many phosphate minerals.
Walfordite (Fe+++,Te++++++)Te++++3O8 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Phillip Walford (b. 1945), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Vice-President and Chief Geologist of LAC Minerals, Ltd., at the time that mining company held the mining rights to the discovery locality. LOCALITY: Wendy open pit of the Tambo mine, El Indio
Walkerite Ca16(Mg,Li,[ ])2[B13O17(OH)12]4Cl6 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Leonard Walker (1867-1942), Founding Member and past president Geological Society of America.