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Tremolite

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: This mineral is normally white in colour, but varies to pale green or pale grey. Tremolite was first discovered in Val Tremola, near St Gotthard in Switzerland. It forms either elongate, bladed or fibrous columnar crystals.

Distribution: Found in the Windhoek district on farms Nauams 177 and Alberta 175. The farm 220 has tremolite in dolomite and giant tremolite crystals (20m long) occur in the Hakos Mountains 80km west of Rehoboth.

Composition: Silicate.

Crystal system: Monoclinic.

Lustre: Vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 5-6.

Lake Oanob

A selection of rooms and bungalows surround this large lake. This is a good place to stay if you are looking for complete relaxation, perhaps at the end of the trip before driving to the Windhoek International Airport (which is about 1.5 hours drive away)

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