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.
Crystal system: Cubic.
Lustre: Resinous, vitreous.
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
4 Days - Guided hike on the Waterberg Plateau
3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia
3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)
Several rustic log cabins in the Namib Desert which can only be reached via a short and informative guided hike
A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert
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
A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking