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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from sandstone and mined in quarries. It is highly valued for its appearance, resistance to fire and erosion plus overall strength.

Distribution: White marble occurs in the Karibib and Usakos Districts where several variations are quarried and marketed as dimension stone.

Composition: Calcite or dolomite or a combination of these carbonate minerals.

Colouration: Many colours often mixed. Impurities in the minerals produce variations in colour.

Uses: Buildings, monuments and sculptures. Finely ground marble can be used as abrasives for soaps. Other uses include in paving roads, roofing materials and for flooring.

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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