Walvis Bay, Namibia

Dune 7 (Walvis Bay)

Dune 7 in Namibia is the highest sand dune in the world. It´s height from the base is 383 m. and is 570 m. above sea level.

The 1,256-foot dune got its name because it is the 7th dune past the Tsauchab River, which runs through part of the Namib Desert. The desert itself, believed to be dry for at least 55 million years.

Dune 7 (Walvis Bay)

The sand is very rich in various minerals. In this video, it is iron. Our guide put the magnet in a bag and ran it across the sand. The magnet collected iron in a bag.

What treasures are in the Namibian sand: 👇

White is SILICA. Silica has widespread industrial applications including use as a food additive, i.e., anti-caking agent, as a means to clarify beverages, control viscosity, as an anti-foaming agent, dough modifier, and as an excipient in drugs and vitamins.

Red is RUBY. Ruby Sand provides crystal clear pool water due to its huge surface area and ability to trap much smaller particles than is possible with silica sand or glass. All pool chemicals are compatible with Ruby Sand. When it is time to replace Ruby Sand, it can be added to your garden as a soil conditioner.

Pink is GARNET. Garnet Sand is a mineral and iron-free product which has universal uses. As an abrasive sand, its main area of use is high-pressure water jet cutting. In addition, many customers use garnet sand for sweeping zinc-plated parts or for cleaning building exteriors.

Black is IRON. The Iron Sand has good insulating and draining properties, making it suitable as a ballast material for road and construc- tion. The high density and angular particle shape also makes the iron sand effective as a blasting abrasive and heavy aggregate in high density concrete.

Green is TOURMALINE. Tourmaline is a gemstone that belongs to a complex family of borosilicate mixed with iron, magnesium or other various metals that depending upon the proportions of its components may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. Black Tourmaline is a stone known for its extremely powerful protective energies and its ability to cleanse any space.

The Etosha Pan is a large endorheic salt pan, forming part of the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in the north of Namibia. It is a hollow in the ground in which water may collect or in which a deposit of salt remains after water has evaporated. The 120-kilometre-long (75-mile-long) dry lakebed and its surroundings are protected as Etosha National Park, Namibia’s second-largest wildlife park, covering 22,270 square kilometres (8,600 sq mi). The pan is mostly dry but after a heavy rain it will acquire a thin layer of water, which is heavily salted by the mineral deposits on the surface.

Namibian´s main exports are led by Diamonds ($922M), Radioactive Chemicals ($599M), Raw Copper ($535M), Gold ($436M), and Fish Fillets ($327M). The most common destination for the exports of Namibia are South Africa ($988M), China ($709M), Belgium ($564M), Botswana ($390M), and Germany ($307M).

pink lake is a lake that has a red or pink colour. This is often caused by the presence of salt-tolerant algae that produces carotenoids, such as Dunaliella salina, usually in conjunction with specific bacteria, which may vary from lake to lake. The most common archea is Halobacterium salinarum.

How many flamingos are in Walvis Bay?

The lagoon has been here for more than 3000 years and during summer time you can see up to 250 000 birds here. The Flamingos breed elsewhere in Africa but feed in the Walvis Bay wetlands.

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Language: English is the official language, but many people also speak Afrikaans and German. There are also several Indigenous languages spoken, mainly in the rural areas.

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