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P number: P002653
Old photograph number: D00476
Caption: Panoramic view of Whinney Hill, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs from Calton Hill, Edinburgh. A view across an ancient Carboniferous volcano. Looking south. Part of a panorama with D00475.
Description: Panoramic view of Whinney Hill, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs from Calton Hill, Edinburgh. A view across an ancient Carboniferous volcano. Looking south. Part of a panorama with D00475. Showing Arthur's Seat, volcanic rocks of Lion's Head and Lion's Haunch vents and teschenite sill of Salisbury Craigs. There are several volcanic vents which represent the feeders for the volcano, the Lion's Head Vent surrounding the top of Arthur's Seat has an agglomerate filling consisting of coarser and finer layers, stratified with a steep dip inwards. The vent agglomerates are cut by intrusions of basalt which forms the top of the hill. The Lion's Haunch Vent is filled with agglomerates but with lavas at three different levels. Salisbury Craigs is a great sill of analcite-olivine-dolerite (teschenite), it is columnar in part and shows fine-grained chilled margins. It is thought to have formed later than the Arthur's Seat volcanism.
Date taken: 01/01/1960
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 326500
Y latitude/northing: 674500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 168.72 KB; 1000 x 764 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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