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PostPosted: Sep 15, 2015 03:21    Post subject: Uis, Namibia  

Herewith an overview of a recent trip to Uis and surrounding area.


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Große Spitzkoppe in the hazy distance.
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Traffic control!!!
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Mineral dealers at the turn-off to Goboboseb.
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Road to Goboboseb.
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Road to Goboboseb.
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Brandberg mountain.
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The road is not getting any better.
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Brandberg mountain.
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Brandberg mountain.

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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2015 00:01    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Part 2


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Looking down the mountain from one of the small miners' camps.
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The small town of Uis.
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The old mining works.
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No introduction required.

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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2015 12:46    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Nice impressions of a wonderful country, thanks!
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2015 00:50    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Thank you Tobi.
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2015 01:07    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Mineral specimens brought back from the trip.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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 Mineral: Quartz
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
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 Mineral: Stilbite (Series)
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 Mineral: Quartz
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2015 02:43    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

The main purpose of my trip to Namibia was to visit Heimo and Sabine. My stay of a few days with them was a very pleasant one and I especially enjoyed Sabine's food. Heimo makes a strong cup of coffee:-)
I love Uis and our visit to Uis and Tafelkop area was the highlight of my visit. The road to Tafelkop is extremely bad at the moment. Here are a few photos from my side.



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Heimo and his lovely wife, Sabine.
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Uis, defunct tin mine.
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Local miners, Alexander Raaths and Ras Greef. They live and mine in the desert.
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2015 15:54    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

hi,
I enjoyed your crossing of Namibia. Can I show your photo of Welwitschia to an amateur forum of succulent plants?
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2015 02:24    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Hello Roger,

Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Certainly you can forward the Welwitschia picture.

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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2015 15:43    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Thank you Heimo and Pierre for showing your wonderful photographs of Namibia :-)
The amethyst crystals look good - did you do much collecting on this trip?
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2015 00:55    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Mike Wood wrote:
Thank you Heimo and Pierre for showing your wonderful photographs of Namibia :-)
The amethyst crystals look good - did you do much collecting on this trip?
Best regards, Mike


Pleasure and thanks Mike. Unfortunately time was too limited to do any collecting.

Regards, Heimo.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2015 04:25    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Heimo and Pierre thank you very much for this report so fantastic.

Best regards ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2015 05:10    Post subject: Re: Uis, Namibia  

Joan Martinez Bruguera wrote:
Heimo and Pierre thank you very much for this report so fantastic.

Best regards ;-)


A pleasure Joan. It was good to have Pierre along, since he is very knowledgeable on the Brandberg/Uis area.

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