Bog iron

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Bog ore

Bog iron refers to impure iron deposits that develop in bogs or swamps by the chemical or biochemical oxidation of iron carried in the solutions.

It was discovered during the Pre-Roman Iron Age, and most Viking era iron was smelted from bog iron.

See: limonite.


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