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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Carbonatite are high in calcite and often contain magnetite and pyroxene. The Dicker Willem carbonatite outcrop in the Namib Desert, east of Luderitz can be identified by the roundish outline standing out high above the surrounding sandy plains.

Distribution: Most carbonatite concentrations are found in southern and north-central Namibian areas such as Dicker Willem, Kalkveld, Okorusu and Gross Brukkaros.

Composition: Contains rare-earth element minerals and economic deposits such as phosphate.

Colouration: Resembles kimberlite with speckled white calcite evident.

Uses: Exploited for phosphate and zirconium.

Bahnhof Hotel

A lovely country hotel in the small village of Aus

Eagles Nest Lodge

Self-catering, rock bungalows on the Klein Aus Vista property. As Eagles Nest has no restaurant facilities guests are welcome to use the restaurant at Desert Horse Inn. This is a beautiful place to spend a few nights enjoying the beauty of southern Namibia

Desert Horse Inn

Named after the desert horses which are one of the main reasons for visiting the area, this is the more main stream lodge on the Klein Aus Vista property

Hotels in Luderitz