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Organ Pipes, Khorixas

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The so-called Organ Pipes are situated near the small inselberg of Burnt Mountain, west of the town of Khorixas in Namibia. They are a rock formation that comprises a group of columnar basalts which resemble organ pipes.

The Organ Pipes were formed about 150 million years ago as the result of the intrusion of liquid lava into a slate rock formation, which was exposed over time by erosion.
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  • Nice as a quick stop, as the rock formations reminds one of a stylised city scape. We were however a little disappointed to see some trash lying around; having to pay an entrance fee you would think.....  more »
  • This is a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river. They were formed around 120 million years ago when the cooling dolerite rock split into distinct columns which form the pipes. If you....  more »

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