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Roter Kamm

Impact crater

With the help of Roy Miller, former director of the Namib Geological Survey, we ventured out into the wilds of the Sperrgebeit, the forbidden Zone, to the Roter Kamm impact structure. This 5 million year old feature is nearly 3 km across and has many unique rim rocks intact. The crater is filled with sand and silt and is being overrun by dunes. We walked the rim, scrutinized the rocks, imaged the structure with handheld cameras and the kite cam, dragged the GPR across the entire crater, and took an OSL sample from the crater center. We had a wonderful couple of days exploring the crater and camping just beyond its rim. Vernon, of Frantic Naturalist, kitted us out and cooked us some amazing meals. We loved being out in the remote desert, just the desert creatures for company, with bright stars overhead.

GPS on Google Earth of the crater:

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Please credit Jani Radebaugh for all pics, thank you!