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Year of discovery: 1983 (Japan as the first occurence in the World)

Locality list: A locality of wadalite

Etymology: Tsunashiro Wada (1856-1920), the first Japanese mineralogist who learned modern mineralogy from German geologist Heinrich Edmund Naumann (1854-1927). He is the first director of the Geological Survey of Japan. Naumann is the etymology of an ancient Asian elephant, Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) naumanni.