A 72x22 mile island. Has igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
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4 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
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T. G Bonney On a Collection of Rock Specimens from the Island of Socotra. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. January 1, 1883 174 273-294.
Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Burns, S.J., Al-Subbary, A., Al-Aowah, M.A. (2004) Geology and Quaternary climate history of Socotra. Fauna of Arabia 20, 27-43.
Sauer, A. (1888) Ueber Riebeckit, ein neues Glied der Hornblendegruppe, sowie über Neubildung von Albit in granitischen Orthoklasen, Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 40, 138-152.