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Trace metals related to historical iron smelting at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Berks and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania

Iron ore containing elevated concentrations of trace metals was smelted here during 113 years of operation (1771-1883). We sampled a variety of materials nearby to determine the amount of metals such as arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, and zinc.

by Sloto, Ronald A.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3101
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Related topics:
Arsenic, Chemical analysis, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Geochemistry, Industrial pollution, Iron, Lead, Nickel, Zinc, Industrial sites
States or counties
Berks, Chester
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