16604RE: [Bulk] [7mm NGA] Re: Update: West Camberwick Green
- Mar 1, 2013Just to add to the point about moving ore to fuel. A few miles out of Oban
heading to Glasgow you see a sign for Bonawe Furnace. You might assume iron
ore out crop. Not true, what the area had was trees. The trees were reduced
to charcoal but the ore was shipped from Furness, Lake District, smelted and
the raw iron shipped back. We are talking C17th, so sailing ships.
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To add to the previous comments, ironstone quarrying would be a possibility,
but the areas you mention are iron smelting regions not quarrying areas
(iron smelting uses a lot more coal than iron ore so generally the iron is
moved to the coal and not vice-versa).
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