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Epidote

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Epidote is a Greek word for 'epidosis' meaning to 'increase', referring indirectly to the fact that one plane of an epidote crystal has one side longer than the other. They are usually found as light green to dark black-green crystals.

Distribution: Naugas in the Gamsberg Region of the Rehoboth District. Also found west of Brandberg, in the Tafelkop amethyst deposits.

Composition: Silicate.

Crystal system: Monoclinic.

Lustre: Vitreous.

Streak: White, grey.

Hardness: 6-7.

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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