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  • The mineral had, however, been earlier known as a blue powdery substance, called "blue ironearth," met with in peat-bogs, in bog iron-ore, or with fossil bones and shells.
  • They went to work at once, plowing, barrowing, rolling, furrowing, in admirable order, as if they were bent on making this a model farm; but when I was looking sharp to see what kind of seed they dropped into the furrow, a gang of fellows by my side suddenly began to hook up the virgin mould itself, with a peculiar jerk, clean down to the sand, or rather the water--for it was a very springy soil--indeed all the terra firma there was--and haul it away on sleds, and then I guessed that they must be cutting peat in a bog.
  • Matter, which would have become peat, and finally brown coal, in a
  • Peat Areas where peat is found often exhibit waters with an acidic pH.
  • Peat Areas where peat is found often exhibit waters with an acidic pH.

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