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|Name:||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.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Walfordite.
Classification of Walfordite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/K.14-05|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.JK.05|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
K : Tellurites without additional anions, without H2O
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Type Occurrence of Walfordite
|Type Locality:||Wendy open pit (Wendy pit), Tambo Mine, El Indio deposit, Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile|
Physical Properties of Walfordite
Crystallography of Walfordite
Optical Data of Walfordite
Chemical Properties of Walfordite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||(Fe3+,Te6+)Te4+3O8|
|Essential elements:||Fe, O, Te|
|All elements listed in formula:||Fe, O, Te|
Relationship of Walfordite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Walfordite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Walfordite
BACK, M.E., GRICE, J.D., GAULT, R.A., CRIDDLE, A.J. & MANDARINO, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 38, 1261-1268.
Canadian Mineralogist (1999): 37: 1261-1268.
Acta Crystallographica: B27: 602-607.
Internet Links for Walfordite
Localities for Walfordite
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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New Locality Added: Vilarinho da Castanheira, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Bragança District, PortugalFrom Rui Nunes, 19th Sep 2014 17:48:36