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TitleClinton Iron Formation, Clinton, New York
DescriptionThe Clinton Iron Formation was a source of iron ore during the middle 1800s. Processing was done in charcoal iron kilns. Clinton iron ore exists in much of the Appalachian Mountain region but is not the same everywhere. In the Northern states, especially New York and Pennsylvania, this ore is mostly magnetite. In the south, escpecially in Alabama, hematite is more common. The sample shown is about 10 cm across.
LithostratigraphyCinton Iron Formation
LocationUSA ▹ New York. Near Clinton.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-05-21.
CollectionWard’s University Rock Collection #165.
Key wordsiron ore, Clinton, hematite, magnetite
Tech details1.02 MB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital.
GeoDIL number498