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The adventures of a mining technologist

I recently drove from Swakopmund, Namibia to Aggeneys in the Northern Cape. I often stop to listen and take in the scenery. It is always eerily quiet. It is a time when you appreciate your surroundings. It makes you listen.

It is often said that the harshest conditions can create absolute beauty. Look at diamonds as an example. Formed through the ages while being under pressure. Some of harshest conditions you will encounter, lies at the Southern edge of Namibia. There is very little rainfall in the area, in some places at most 10mm/annum. There is extreme heat and extreme cold. It really is a place of extremes.