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Marcasite

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: So called because of a historic connection to a province in Persia, marcasite is a polymorph, which means it can take 'many forms'. It has the same chemical composition as pyrite but crystallize in different systems. Marcasite has a metallic brass colour and is most common in limestone, some shales and dolomites.

Distribution: Rosh Pinah, Brandberg West Mine and the Crystal Tin Mine 25km north-west of Omaruru.

Composition: Sulphide.

Crystal system: Orthorhombic.

Lustre: Metallic.

Streak: Green-black.

Hardness: 6-6.5.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

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