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An Atlas country geology map has not been developed for Namibia, as a higher resolution geology map, relevant to hydrogeology, is already available. The following summary of the geology of Namibia is based around 12 geological units that were defined according to their hydrogeological characteristics as part of the development of the Hydrogeological Map of Namibia (2001). This map, at 1 000 000 scale, was prepared as a Namibian – German technical cooperation project of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry; the Geological Survey of Namibia, Ministry of Mines and Energy; the Namibia Water Corporation and the Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources. The map is accompanied by a report [http://www.namhydro.com/downloads.html Groundwater in Namibia] (ed. Christelis & Struckmeier 2001 (2011)). More details on Namibia's hydrogeology can be found in the section below.  
 
An Atlas country geology map has not been developed for Namibia, as a higher resolution geology map, relevant to hydrogeology, is already available. The following summary of the geology of Namibia is based around 12 geological units that were defined according to their hydrogeological characteristics as part of the development of the Hydrogeological Map of Namibia (2001). This map, at 1 000 000 scale, was prepared as a Namibian – German technical cooperation project of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry; the Geological Survey of Namibia, Ministry of Mines and Energy; the Namibia Water Corporation and the Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources. The map is accompanied by a report [http://www.namhydro.com/downloads.html Groundwater in Namibia] (ed. Christelis & Struckmeier 2001 (2011)). More details on Namibia's hydrogeology can be found in the section below.  
  
Other geological maps are produced by the Geological Survey of Namibia. These include a simplified geological map of Namibia at 1:2 000 000 scale, a geological map of Namibia at 1:1 000 000 scale in 4 sheets (1980), and a series of geological map sheets at 1:250 000 scale covering parts of the country. More details are available from the [http://www.gsn.gov.na/mapping.htm Geological Survey of Namibia]. The 1:1 000 000 scale Geological Map of Namibia (1980) can be viewed through the [http://portal.onegeology.org/OnegeologyGlobal/ OneGeology portal].
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Different geological maps are produced by the Geological Survey of Namibia. These include a simplified geological map of Namibia at 1:2 000 000 scale, a geological map of Namibia at 1:1 000 000 scale in 4 sheets, and a series of geological map sheets at 1:250 000 scale covering parts of the country. More details are available from the [http://www.gsn.gov.na/mapping.htm Geological Survey of Namibia]. Other more detailed information on the geology of Namibia can be found in the references that are given below: many of these are available through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].
 
 
More information on the geology of Namibia can be found in the References at the bottom of this page.
 
  
 
The following section provides a summary of the geology of Namibia from a hydrogeological perspective. In defining the 12 lithological (geological) units below, the main emphasis was on the groundwater potential of the rocks. Although stratigraphic relationships and spatial distribution were taken into consideration, some of the units include geological formations of more than one age or lithology.  
 
The following section provides a summary of the geology of Namibia from a hydrogeological perspective. In defining the 12 lithological (geological) units below, the main emphasis was on the groundwater potential of the rocks. Although stratigraphic relationships and spatial distribution were taken into consideration, some of the units include geological formations of more than one age or lithology.  

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