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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: What's pale green and named after the botanical name for the gooseberry plant, Ribes grossularia? Its the mineral grossular of course and it forms beautifully coloured crystals often red, orange, green or yellow dodecahedrons. Grey grossular has little or no value but the green and red crystals are the most sought after.

Distribution: The Ais dome skarn deposit in the Omaruru District.

Composition: Silicate.

Crystal system: Cubic.

Lustre: Resinous, vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 6.5-7.

Fish River Lodge Hikes

5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops

Mundulea Walking Trails

3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia

Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail

3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)

Namib Mountain Trail

A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert

Rostock Ritz Hiking

The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day

Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve Hiking

A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking

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