13 Replies to “Contest #421 Hint”

  1. Dragon’s blood tree, eh ?

    So let’s head for the Southern shore of the Island of Socotra, in the indian Ocean at the mouth of Gulf of Aden :
    12°21’1.10″N, 53°44’22.68″E

    As a geologist, I must point out the very nice orphology associated to horizontal stratas (of Cenozoic mimestones), the cliff to the south corresponding most likely to a fault (I think I can see some left-lateral offsets in rivers, although the fault is mostly a normal fault, part of a system of tilted blocks on a passive margin — actually, the island is a reference site for the study of rifting/ocean trainsition)

    (above link behind a paywall unless you’re an academic user, sorry)

  2. Socotra – 12° 30′ 36″ N, 53° 55′ 12″ E

    Won’t be going there in a hurry, methinks. It doesn’t look very hospitable.

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