The city of Edinburgh, Scotland and the surrounding countryside are dominated by Arthur's Seat Volcano and Edinburgh Castle. The castle is situated in old town Edinburgh near the business center of the community and close to the location for the proposed New Scottish parliament. The castle in turn is built upon a portion of the ancient Arthur's Seat Volcano. Its unique geological setting has played an important role in the construction and subsequent history of this interesting engineering eraction. Edinburgh lies on the North Sea in the Midland Valley of Scotland. The location offers many excellent examples of igneous and sedimentary geology. The Castle Rock is a prominent topographic feature and has served as the location for a fortification since the Bronze Age. The present Castle buildings date from about 1317. Its unique geological character has offer the classic requirements for a successful medieval fortification. (Author)

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    • Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Engineering Geology and Soils Engineering Symposium, held at the Red Lion Inn, Boise, Idaho.
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    Idaho Transportation Department

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    University of Idaho, Moscow

    Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
    Moscow, ID  United States  83844-3025

    Boise State University

    Department of Geology and Geophysics
    Boise, ID  United States 

    Idaho State University, Pocatello

    Department of Geology
    Pocatello, ID  United States  83201

    Idaho State University, Pocatello

    Department of Geology
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  • Authors:
    • Brooke, J P
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  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 233-242

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  • Accession Number: 00334069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM