Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Mercury is the only metal that exists as a liquid in normal atmospheric conditions. The symbol HG is derived from the Latin hydrargyrum, meaning 'liquid silver'. It was once a dentist's favourite for fillings but its use has been curtailed recently.
Distribution: The Tsumeb Mine is the only reported occurrence of mercury in Namibia.
Composition: Native metal.
Crystal system: Not applicable.
Streak: Not applicable.
Situated near the centre of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.
A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.