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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Mudrock is the general name for the finest grained clastic sedimentary rocks, usually silt and clay-sized particles occurring together. They are formed when fine clay and silt particles come to rest under water. The wind also deposits these granules. Claystone, siltstone and shale are types of mudrock. If a particular mudrock is composed of only clay-sized particles, then it is called claystone. It the composition is of only silt-sized particles then it is called siltstone. Layered mudstone is called shale. Wind-blow mudstone is called loess.

Distribution: Common in geological formations throughout Namibia, especially in parts of Waterberg and the Toscanini region. There is extensive mudrock/shale interbedded with sandstone in the Nama Group of rocks in southern Namibia.

Composition: Fine clay and silt particles.

Colouration: Shale is either yellow, red, grey, green or black.

Uses: Shale is broken up and used for making bricks and cement.

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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