Iron ore deposits (bog iron mining) in historic New England.
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Iron Ore in New England

In the pre-industrial and early industrial period, when long-distance travel was difficult, New Englanders relied on local sources for metals, minerals, and building stone. The glacial landscape of New England, dotted with bogs, provided a ready supply of "bog iron" ore to fill the forges of many an early blacksmith. Noted deposits and mines of bog iron ore and "mountain iron" ore were recorded by Hayward's New England Gazetteer in the following localities:


Iron Ore in Maine


Iron Ore in New Hampshire


Iron Ore in Vermont


Iron Ore in Massachusetts


Iron Ore in Connecticut



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