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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Ferberite and Hubnerite are 2 tungstates that form the 'Wolframite Group'. Ferberite is an iron species and hubnerite a manganese species. Minerals form heavy, prismatic crystals that can be brown, red-brown or black in colour. Tungsten has the highest melting point of any crystal (3,410 C). Electric filaments in light bulbs are made of tungsten. Tungsten carbide is used in drill bits, abrasives and in tool apparatus.

Distribution: Krantzberg tungsten mine north-east of the Erongo Mountains and the Brandberg Mountains.

Composition: Tungstate.

Crystal system: Monoclinic.

Lustre: Submetallic to adamantine (ferberite), submetallic to resinous (hubnerite).

Streak: Black to brown-black (ferberite), red-brown to yellow (hubnerite).

Hardness: 4-4.5.

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

A variety of activities are on offer at this lodge near Karibib. Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering options to private bungalows

Hohenstein Lodge

Situated at the foot of the Hohenstein mountain, this lodge offers many hiking and climbing opportunities. It is also well situated to visit the Spitzkoppe Mountain

Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

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