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Fluoraptite

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Fluorapatite is common in both igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is so named because of the fluorine relevant to this group. As phosphorous is mined from apatite the applications are widespread in mineral feedstock, a number of pharmaceutical products, fertilizers and in detergents.

Distribution: The now defunct Uis tin mine, the Osongombe Complex and in the rocks west of Epembe in Kaokoland. The Otjisazu Complex, 20km north-east of Okahandja also contains fluorapatite in 3 different habits.

Group: Phosphate.

Crystal system: Hexagonal.

Lustre: Resinous, vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 5.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

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