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Naukluft Mountains

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Naukluft, seen from Sesriem The Naukluft Mountains (Afrikaans and German: Naukluftberge) are a mountain range in central Namibia. [1]

17 relations: Afrikaans, Damara Orogeny, Dolostone, German language, Henno Martin, Klippe, Leopard, Mountain zebra, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia, Nappe, Paul F. Hoffman, Quartzite, Shale, Snowball Earth, Thrust fault, Waterfall.


Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Damara Orogeny

The Damara Orogeny was part of the Pan-African orogeny.

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Dolostone or dolomite rock is a sedimentary carbonate rock that contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite, CaMg(CO3)2.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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Henno Martin

Henno Martin (15 March 1910 – 7 January 1998) was a German professor of geology who, along with Hermann Korn, lived for two years in the Namib Desert to avoid internment during the Second World War.

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window or fenster. The klippe is the isolated block of the nappe overlying autochthonous material. A klippe (German for cliff or crag) is a geological feature of thrust fault terrains.

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The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.

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Mountain zebra

The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is a threatened species in the family Equidae.

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Namib-Naukluft National Park

The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert (considered the world's oldest desert) and the Naukluft mountain range.

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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

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In geology, a nappe or thrust sheet is a large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved more than or above a thrust fault from its original position.

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Paul F. Hoffman

Paul Felix Hoffman, FRSC, OC (born March 21, 1941) is a Canadian geologist and Sturgis Hooper Professor Emeritus of Geology at Harvard University.

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Quartzite (from Quarzit) is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone.

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Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite.

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Snowball Earth

The Snowball Earth hypothesis proposes that Earth surface's became entirely or nearly entirely frozen at least once, sometime earlier than 650 Mya (million years ago).

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Thrust fault

A thrust fault is a break in the Earth's crust, across which older rocks are pushed above younger rocks.

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A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naukluft_Mountains

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