Bog iron ore deposition in raised bogs

By Aukjen Nauta - part of NWO-Vidi-project Home Turf.

This PhD project is dedicated to the bog iron ores of the Bourtangermoor. The research has a multidisciplinary approach, focussing on the geological and hydrological conditions for bog iron ore deposition in raised bogs, its distribution both in space and time, its mineralogical and chemical characteristics and the use of bog iron ores by pre-modern societies. The knowledge gained in this research will be be used to create awareness and interest by a larger audience of the beauty and uniqueness of this landscape.