Rosh Pinah Geo Centre

The Rosh Pinah Geo Centre is located in the small mining town of Rosh Pinah about 20km north of the Orange River and Sendelingsdrift border post in the south-western part of Namibia. The Geo Centre exhibits minerals and rocks from the Rosh Pinah and Skorpion Mines, as well as from the wider Namibia, as well as information material on Geology, Mining and Processing Methods of the local mines. The Centre also explains geological and geomorphological processes responsible for the formation of certain rocks and minerals which has taken place millions of years ago. A small corner is reserved for some insight into the San (bushmen) history of the area.

The centre houses a mineral exhibition room with lighted glass showcases and a veranda. The facility also includes washrooms.

Various rocks and minerals, books of Namibia’s history and San craft (jewellery) are for sale. A visit to the adjacent Kokerboom Koppie invites the visitor to see endemic plants in their natural environment and see the newly erected McMillan Memorial (the discoverer of Rosh Pinah Mine) on top of the koppie.

Trips to geological interesting places in the vicinity of Rosh Pinah can be booked – e.g. historic Lorelei Copper mine and alluvial diamond Mine near the Orange River, as well as various other geologically and historically interesting places such as San caves and graves.

The Centre preserves minerals and some historic items from the area. We also contribute to the education of locals and tourists alike and build awareness of the great scientific and historic importance to preserve geological and geo-morphological sites and features. We also preserve some endemic plant species and give the opportunity to see these succulents in their natural environment.

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