Horse Block

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Location
51°56'27"S
061°06'51"W
Country
 Falkland Islands
Categories
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Description

The Horse Block is a sea stack of the Falkland Islands. It is situated off the southwest coast of Weddell Island, 1.8 km southwest of Pillar Bluff.

Geology

Sea stacks are particularly common along the west of the Falklands due to the tidal swell, and the erosive, battering action of the Falkland Current. As the name implies, the conspicuous feature looks like a horse, with a tower at one end.

Maps

The Falkland Islands. Scale 1:401280 map. London: Edward Stanford, 1901 Falkland Islands Explorer Map. Scale 1:365000. Ocean Explorer Maps, 2007 Falklands Topographic Map Series. Scale 1:50000, 29 sheets. DOS 453, 1961-1979 Falkland Islands. Scale 1:643000 Map. DOS 906. Edition 3-OS, 1998 Map 500k--xm20-4. 1:500000 map of Weddell Island and part of West Falkland. Russian Army Maps (for the world) Approaches to the Falkland Islands. Scale 1:1500000 chart. Gps Nautical Charts, 2010 Illustrated Map of Weddell Island
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