Basic Ingredients

Basic Ingredients (HM1ZH6)

Location: Fayetteville, PA 17222 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 54.4', W 77° 28.667'

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Before the age of railroads, the basic ingredients of iron production needed to be nearby. That explains why furnaces were built in rural settings surrounded by the necessary raw materials.
A source of iron ore was essential.
As the furnaces burned, limestone separated impurities from the molten iron.
Huge forests supplied wood for charcoal, a fuel that burned with intense heat.
A stream or a creek provided water power to operate machinery designed to fan the charcoal fire, raising its temperature to nearly 3,000 F.
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HM NumberHM1ZH6
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Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
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Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288197 N 4420337
Decimal Degrees39.90666667, -77.47778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 54.4', W 77° 28.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 54' 24" N, 77° 28' 40.02" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near PA-233, Fayetteville PA 17222, US
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