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Dubbed Namibia's Table Mountain, the Gamsberg (2347m above sea level, some 500 meters above the surrounding highland) is a table mountain with a 40 m quartzite layer. The plateau was discovered in 1970 by the German 'Max-Planck-Gesellschaft' for Astronomy. It is 2500m long and 800m wide on average, and can be seen 100 km away.

This 1000 million-year-old granite mountain has survived further erosion, thanks to an erosion-resistant layer of sandstone cap formed about 200 million years ago when most of this area was covered by an inland sea.

The whole mountain range can be seen for miles as one drives on the C26 and C14 road, passing through the little towns of Helmeringhausen and Bethanie.

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  • Copyright: May Mah (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 23 N: 1134] (7380)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2016-02-15
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: 1/636 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2016-03-28 8:51
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