The writer was assigned the onerous task of mapping the Witputs - Sendelingsdrif area in Namibia in 1963. This coincided with the start of the Precambrian Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.

Field work commenced in May, and in August of that year a move north was made away from the geology along the Orange River, leap frogging across the wide open valley of Namuskluft, to the mountainous area at Gergarub 25kms to the north. A temporary overnight campsite was established on the talus scree of a minor tributary valley cutting its way down the mountain slope. A...

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