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Geological Museum The National Earth Science Museum in the Geological Survey is the primary repository of geological specimens in Namibia and houses a large collection of rocks, minerals and fossils. The economic mineral deposits of Namibia are represented by displays of various operating mines and exploration prospects; Tsumeb poly-metallic deposit Kombat copper/lead/silver Rössing alaskite uranium Navachab skarn gold Otjihase copper/pyrite Rosh Pinah lead/zinc and Huab porphyry copper prospect The world famous Tsumeb poly-metallic ore body (Pb, Cu, Zn, Ag, As, Sb, Cd, Co, Ge, Ga, Fe, Hg, Mo, Ni, Sn, W, V) hosts some 226 minerals, 40 of which are unique to Tsumeb. Following the closure of the mine in 1996 and the liquidation of the parent company in 1998, the Tsumeb collection was donated to the nation by Gold Fields Namibia Limited and forms the basis of an outstanding mineral collection that also includes a variety ... read more  Read More


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