The geology of Castle Rock, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh

Krabbendam, M.; Callaghan, E.A.. 2013 The geology of Castle Rock, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 17pp. (CR/13/031N) (Unpublished)

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This report describes the geology of the section of Castle Rock, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh. Castle Rock is a classic ‘crag-and-tail’ feature, of which Edinburgh Castle sits on the ‘crag’ whilst the Royal Mile has been built on the ‘tail’. The site comprises basalt as part of a suite of igneous rocks related to Arthur’s Seat Volcano and a series of strata sandstone/calcareous mudstone strata of the Ballagan Formation (Lower Carboniferous). The section studied displays the contact between the basalt on which Edinburgh Castle sits and the sandstone/mudstone strata on which the Royal Mile rests. The report particularly highlights the extent to which this contact and the adjacent sedimentary strata are faulted.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: Scottish Natural Heritage
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This report made open by permission of Scottish Natural Heritage 16th August 2013. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 16 Aug 2013 14:29 +0 (UTC)

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