Grootfontein


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Grootfontein

 

a settlement in Namibia (South West Africa). Population, about 3.700.

Grootfontein is linked by a branch line with the Tsumeb-Walvisbaai railway line. The city is the center of an agricultural region whose principal products are corn and livestock. The surrounding region is also important in the mining of copper, lead, zinc, and vanadium.

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CARN is a private Namibian company which owns 100% of the high-grade Berg Aukas underground zinc-lead-vanadium project near Grootfontein.
The Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute is a specialised centre of excellence in small stock production with a proven record of training in wool and mohair production.
Cochise County, 22 Arizona 11 Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 21 12 Kombat Mine, Grootfontein District, Namibia 21 13 Glucksrad Mine, Oberschulenberg, Harz, Germany 20 14 Sterling Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey 20 * Number of known carbon-bearing minerals discovered at these sites as of September 2016 SOURCE: D.
There are social security offices in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Outapi, Gobabis, Grootfontein, Katima Mulilo, Luderitz, Keetmanshoop, Otjiwarongo, and Oshakati.
In hierdie rubriek word die beproewinge van passasiers onderweg na Grootfontein konkreet uiteengesit, maar ten spyte van die ongerief is die deurlopende nostalgie tasbaar in die slot: "Dit was die Otavibahn.
It did lead, however, to hot temperatures from the Kunene to the Zambezi over the area north of the Oshivello, Grootfontein latitude.
The world's largest known meteorite is in Namibia, some 12 km south of Grootfontein at Hoba.
Furthermore, zooming in the 10-year plan for the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, a consortium of major Namibia's transportation companies and Namibia Ministry Agencies, the plan is to develop multi-trans highways in Namibia such as the Trans-Caprivi Highway, Trans-Kunene Highway, Trans-Kalahari Highway, and other similar highways in Namibia, to interconnect in the Tsumeb and Grootfontein area.
The largest known meteorite was found at Grootfontein in Namibia, south west Africa, in 1920.
The meteorite at Grootfontein is the largest known meteorite in existence, being considerably larger than the Greenland meteorite which is now in the Natural History Museum in New York.
NAMIBIA (n = 12) OTOZONDJUPA REGION, 40 km WNW Grootfontein (19[degrees]34'S, 18[degrees]07'E) 77833, 77835, 77836; 30 km ENE Otavi (19[degrees]40'S, 17[degrees]24'E) 77879-77887.