Kolmanskop, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia

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Kolmanskop, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia

  • on: April 09, 2015, 12:54 PM
The ghost town of Kolmanskop, Sperrgebiet Namibia - The ghost town of Kolmanskop was developed in the early 1900s to accommodate prospectors in the sprawling Sperrgebiet diamond mine industry. Facilities such as a hospital, power station, school, theatre and sports hall were soon built. However, after World War 1, diamond prices crashed and the town could not sustain itself. People soon deserted Kolmanskop for the new diamond town of Oranjemund.  A visit to the town is a trip into the haunting story of failed urban development in Namibias harshest terrain, the Namib Desert.

GPS coordinates : 2642?15?, S 1513?57?E

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Now this could yield nice finds. A bit far for me though

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Re: Kolmanskop, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia
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