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The Iron Age

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Haematite

Description:

Three pieces of botryoidal haematite. This is a form of iron ore, and is the raw material as dug out of the ground.

 

In order to make iron the ore must be melted down in a smelting furnace, where the unwanted impurities would be removed.

 

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
3 Metallic Fragments (No A/N)
Digital Number:
RPD0358


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