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Namib

(nä`mĭb), desert, c.800 mi (1,290 km) long and from 30 to 100 mi (50–160 km) wide, SW Africa, along the coast of Namibia. It occupies a rocky platform between the Atlantic Ocean and the escarpment of the interior plateau. Isolated mountains rise from the desert and sand dunes cover its southern portion. It receives less than 1-2 in. (1.3 cm) of rain annually and is barren of vegetation. Tungsten, salt, and alluvial diamonds are mined.
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The Namib Desert covers the west coast of the country, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.
Germany would also need to placate those same banks in order to get them to fund systematic extraction of the diamonds from the Namib Desert.
"We got the Mongolians and some of the Namib guys to play with us and they were already embarrassingly better than me."
And for our final thrust to base that night at Namibgrens (meaning bordering the Namib) we were grateful for the Hilux and its comfortable interior with air con.
The mighty Namib desert boasts, at around 400 metres in height, the world's tallest sand dune as well as some of the most spectacular night skies to be found on Earth.
Martin French, Managing Director, North River Resources said, "Environmental clearance is a major milestone and is a prerequisite for the granting of a Mining Licence for Namib. Detailed implementation planning and site preparation is also under way at Namib.
Anita Rani travels to the oldest, driest desert on earth, the Namib in Africa, where temperatures can reach 50 degrees centigrade - then experiences tribal life in Papua New Guinea.
The photographer's daughter, Julianne, pauses to enjoy the austere beauty of the Namib desert during a family hike to the summit of "Big Mama" dune in Sossusvlei.
The group's novel idea fuses solar energy and water-from-air harvester based on the ability of the Namib beetle (Stenocara gracilipes) to survive in the world's most inhospitable desert.
Die wit hings van die Namib: Twee verhale uit die Suidwes
Dr Argy, from Barkisland, crossed the line first in the ultra-race in the Namib Desert - which some experts believe to be the world's oldest desert - in southern Africa.
NBD Nano aims to mimic - as biomimicry - the way Namib Desert beetles survive in an African desert to create a self-filling water bottle capable of storing up to three litres every hour.