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Old 16th December 2017, 02:56 AM   #16
A. G. Maisey
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Where ferric material from a meteoritic source is involved, the only technology necessary is forge technology, same as with limonite.

Smelting is necessary with haematite, and smelt technology for iron appears not to have been available until around 1200BC, but smelt technology for copper had been used from around 5000BC.

meteorites:- forge
limonite:- forge
haematite:- smelt
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