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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Gypsum is found in dry regions in the country. Its main use in the construction industry is in the manufacture of builders' plaster. The Greek word gypsos means plaster.

Distribution: The Tsumeb Mine and Rosh Pinah. On the west coast of Namibia from Luderitz to north of Walvis Bay, green or tan-coloured 'desert roses' can be found close to the beach.

Composition: Sulphate.

Crystal system: Monoclinic.

Lustre: Pearly, vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 2.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

Hotels in Luderitz