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The Namibian coastline is largely wild and undeveloped, a haunt of surf fishermen and seals. This shot was taken south of Swakopmund and features the contrasting colours of the beach sands. Here you can see the effect of the tides on the heavy mineral sands.

Heavy mineral sands are a class of ore deposit which is an important source of zirconium, titanium, thorium, tungsten and rare earth elements. The sands are placer deposits formed most usually in beach environments by concentration due to the specific gravity of the mineral grains.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2634 W: 71 N: 6361] (28917)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-01-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/18.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-03 1:03
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