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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Orthoclase is a combination of 2 Greek words orthos for 'right' and klas meaning 'to break' which refers to the mineral's 2 prominent right-angled cleavages. It is found in igneous rocks, syenites and some sandstones such as arkose which has a high feldspar content.

Distribution: Common in many of Namibia's gneisses and granites.

Composition: Silicate.

Crystal system: Monoclinic.

Lustre: Pearly, vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 6-6.5.

Fish River Lodge Hikes

5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops

Mundulea Walking Trails

3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia

Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail

3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)

Namib Mountain Trail

A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert

Rostock Ritz Hiking

The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day

Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve Hiking

A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking

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