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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: This is one of the most common minerals in the world and is named from a Latin word calx which means 'lime'. It is usually one of the main components of limestones and marbles. Calcite is present in a number of other metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

Distribution: Occurs in many Namibian locations including the farms Hardap 110, Narris 111 and Dabib 112 in the Mariental District. It has also been found in basalt in the Rehoboth District and at the now defunct Matchless mine.

Composition: Carbonate.

Crystal system: Hexagonal.

Lustre: Pearly, vitreous.

Streak: Grey, white.

Hardness: 3.

Lake Oanob

A selection of rooms and bungalows surround this large lake. This is a good place to stay if you are looking for complete relaxation, perhaps at the end of the trip before driving to the Windhoek International Airport (which is about 1.5 hours drive away)

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