Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Boltwoodite is named after Bertram Borden Boltwood, an American radiochemist from Yale University. Superb crystals are mined in Namibia, easily recognized by their bright yellow crystals, needle-like and sprayed in arrangement or similar to radiating balls. They occur in uranium deposits and alaskite veins.
Distribution: Goanikontes in the Rössing Area produces magnificent examples of boltwoodite where it is mined especially specifically for mineral specimens. The criss-cross network of white alaskite dykes in the Khan River Gorge east of Swakopmund are an unusual example of rocks containing uranium minerals.
Crystal system: Monoclinic.
Lustre: Pearly to vitreous.
Streak: Light yellow.
In the small holiday village of Langstrand, between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, this lodge sprung to prominence when Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt used it as their base for their visit to Namibia
Situated out of town on the Rossmund Golf course, one of the world's best desert courses.