Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Muscovite is a common rock forming mineral named after the former Russian province Muscovy. It is used in panes made out of large, clear sheets of muscovite mica. It is also used in electronics industry and can be crushed and used as an additive in plaster, wall coatings and paint.
Distribution: Found everywhere in pegmatites in Namibia and common in granites and metamorphic schists. The Brandberg-Erongo-Uis-Karibib pegmatites contain large amounts of muscovite.
Crystal system: Monoclinic.
Lustre: Vitreous, pearly.
This remote lodge is an absolute must. Nearly everyone who knows Namibia rates this as one of it's finest destinations
On a farm near the town of Kamanjab. This lodge is best known for visits to a local Himba community
A lodge owned by the local community, Grootberg has stunning views and interesting activities
A small private lodge, with attentive management. Activities centre on the Huab river which attract a variety of game including the elusive desert adapted elephant
In the village of Kamanjab lies this guest house, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village
Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp
This lodge is such an institution that Palmwag, which is no more than the lodge and a petrol station is marked on every Namibian map.
A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.
On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.