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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.

Lustre: Metallic.

Streak: Not applicable.

Hardness: Liquid.

Makalani Hotel

Situated near the centre of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.

Minen Hotel

A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.

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