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Sillimanite in Namaqualand

D. H. de Jager

Sillimanite in Namaqualand

review of reserves and report on some low-grade deposits

by D. H. de Jager

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Published by Republic of South Africa, Dept. of Mines, Geological Survey in Pretoria .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby D. H. de Jager.
SeriesBulletin / Republic of South Africa, Dept. of Mines, Geological Survey ;, 40, Bulletin (Geological Survey (South Africa)) ;, 40.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 95/01631 (G)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 42 p. :
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL848123M
LC Control Number95127434

Easy online booking at accommodation options in Namaqualand. Browse Namaqualand self-catering, guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels with great rates of up to 30% off. Find Namaqualand holiday accommodation for all tastes and budgets, with (). Namaqualand from January until July ) and on other papers. Okiep was under siege for 30 days during this period. See also; Henwood, ; Gert Kotze, ; Moffatt, various dates; Von.

Freeman Patterson, an acknowledged master of nature photography, has been inspired by the Namaqualand spring to make some of his finest wildflower photographs. In this book he presents the breathtaking spectacle for all to see and describes some of his experiences in an informative and sensitively written text.   The region’s predictable yearly rainfall, he said, is what makes Namaqualand one of the best flower shows around. For a whole year, seeds from more than Author: Joanna Klein.

Namaqualand has its own beauty. I did not like Springbok, which seems to have gotten dirtier in the decade since I visited it last. The N7 coming up from Cape Town was a pleasure to drive, with a nice stop at Gerber farmstall near Garies for lunch/5(). Sillimanite (also called Bucholzite) is a polymorph with two other minerals: kyanite and andalusite.A polymorph is a mineral that shares the same chemistry but a different crystal structure with another, or other, minerals. Sillimanite is the rarest of the three trimorphs.. A variety of sillimanite is called "fibrolite".


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Sillimanite in Namaqualand by D. H. de Jager Download PDF EPUB FB2

Namaqualand (Afrikaans: Namakwaland) is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 1, kilometres ( mi) and covering a total area ofsquare kilometres (, sq mi).It is divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions – Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north.

View Jonelle's review of Namaqualand. varieties of flowers and plants, with unique to the area. In severe drought area, the color is magnificent.

We booked the tour with Toere Namakwa/Namaqua Tours/5(48). The spring flowers of the Cape West Coast, Cederberg and Namaqualand in the Northern Cape have a worldwide reputation.

This area of South Africa receives little rain throughout the year but after the winter rains from May to July/August, the normally dry landscape becomes a carpet of wild flowers with vibrant bands of gousblomme and vygies, as well as nemesias, lachenalias, babiana and ixias.

Named by George Thomas Bowen in in honor of Benjamin Silliman, Sr. (August 8,North Stratford (Trumbull), Connecticut, USA - NovemNew Haven, Connecticut, USA), Professor of Chemistry and Geology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, and founder of the American Journal of Science (Silliman's Journal).

About this book. Namaqualand is justifiably famous for the floral wonderland it becomes in spring, when seas of bright flowers carpet the land. Astonishingly, the carpet comprises some 3, species, of which 28% are endemic. Occurrence.

Sillimanite is one of three aluminosilicate polymorphs, the other two being andalusite and kyanite.A common variety of sillimanite is known as fibrolite, so named because the mineral appears like a bunch of fibres twisted together when viewed in thin section or even by the naked eye.

Both the fibrous and traditional forms of sillimanite are common in metamorphosed sedimentary ry: Nesosilicate. DE JAGER D H Sillimanite in Namaqualand: Review of Reserves and Report on some Low-grade Deposits.

As the economic life of the known deposits is drawing to a close, the investigation has shifted to lower grade deposits in the Steinkopf, Witbank, and the Kenhardt district. 42 pp with diags and maps, one fold-out map. Good condition in wraps. Namaqualand flowers. K likes. Namaqualand flowers, brought to you by We invite people to post pics and reports Followers: K.

Sillimanite is composed of aluminum silicate, which is a polymorph; sillimanite, kyanite and andalusite all share the same chemical composition (Al2SiO5), but each exhibit differing unique crystal structures. Sillimanite forms as orthorhombic, hexagonal crystals, whereas kyanite and andalusite crystals are both formed as triclinic crystals.

Namaqualand Accommodation. If you are looking for Namaqualand holiday accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of Self-catering, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodation in Namaqualand and surrounds.

With listings in Namaqualand, our handy Namaqualand map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect holiday accommodation for your Namaqualand visit.4/5(). (mineralogy) A fibrous neosilicate mineral, polymorphic with andalusite and kyanite, with the chemical formula Al2SiO5.^ Richard V.

Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, Namaqualand from the Knersvlakte in the south to the Richtersveld in the north; from the coast in the west as far inland as Aggeneys in Bushmanland.

The weather certainly challenged our powers of endurance. From berg winds with temperatures in excess of35°C on the Knersvlakte, we were plunged two days later into sub-zerotemperatures with a':rFile Size: 3MB.

SILLIMANITE. In hand sample, sillimanite is typically white, but can be very difficult to see owing to its fine grain size. In thin section, sillimanite is colorless in plane light, although mats of fibrous sillimanite (fibrolite) can be brownish/tan.

Under crossed polars, sillimanite has second order interference colors. Sillimanite from Northern Cape, South Africa. Werdingite, a new borosilicate mineral from the granulite facies of the western Namaqualand metamorphic complex, South Africa. American Mineralogist, 75(), Mineral and/or Locality.

Namaqualand: the blooming desert of South Africa in South Africa 4, Views Located in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, about km from Cape Town, between the Orange River and the wild coast of the Atlantic Ocean and near the towns of Springbok and Kamieskroon, the Namaqualand area is arid and dry for much of the year.

Amphibolite (Felsic) The name amphibolite has been used in geological literature for nearly years, since Brongniart (). Amphibolite is a gneissose or granofelsic metamorphic rock mainly consisting of green, brown or black amphibole and plagioclase (including albite), which combined form ≥75% of the rock and both of which are present as major constituents; the amphibole constitutes.

Namaqualand Metamorphic Complex: A Contribution to the National Geodynamics Programme. Botha. Geological Society of South Africa, - Geodynamics - pages.

0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. The Namaqualand Flower Route lies roughly 5 hours north of Cape Town.

You can already see evidence of flowers even in Cape Town, and Postberg, a small section of the West Coast National Park close to Langebaan, gets the juices flowing, but the real flower show belongs to a series of drives that centre on the towns of Garies, Springbok. Other articles where Little Namaqualand is discussed: Namaqualand: by the Orange River into Little Namaqualand in South Africa and Great Namaqualand in Namibia.

The region is primarily desert, with annual precipitation averaging between 2 and 8 inches (50 and mm). About Namaqualand. Namaqualand runs all the way from the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast, all the way to the little town of Pofadder, in the east, from the Orange River in the north, south to Garies and also the Hantam Karoo, along the southern border of the Northern Cape.

8. A trip to Namaqualand is incomplete without buying a pair of Veldskoene (field shoes), handmade and built to last. Grab a pair at either the remote Wuppertal mission station or at the Strassberger Skoene factory in Clanwilliam.

Transport. Cape Town International Airport is /5(4).The Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape is imbued with the story of the Namaqualand daisies; a brimming over of fertile flowers that transform the almost lifeless Namaqualand into an exquisite floral display of beauty during spring.

One for which people are more than willing to enter the hinterland of South Africa’s Northern Cape, to.Pages in category "Namaqualand" The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().