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Upon watching all the videos from PrimitiveTechnology on Youtube, I've decided I would try something similar. I know how to make clay and use this to make an oven. I also know how to make charcoal. Looking at the temperature I could achieve with charcoal, I realized it can melt certain metals. That said, finding metal ores in nature is probably no easy task. That's why I came here, I've searched online for every possible way to find iron, and the "easiest" (most likely) way is by finding bog iron. Now, suppose I can't find any iron, is there a material (except rock) that I could use to make tools (better than rock)?

I'm trying to find a way to make better tools to see how someone in nature could make this without any starting tools (mainly pick).

Also, I live in Canada (QC), if this can help.

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    $\begingroup$ Interesting: ted.com/talks/… $\endgroup$ – Jan Doggen Apr 8 '16 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ @JanDoggen Yes very interesting! But I don't have/want access to an existing mine or ask someone else to do it for me :P $\endgroup$ – Philippe Paré Apr 8 '16 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ BTW I find several results with this search $\endgroup$ – Jan Doggen Apr 8 '16 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah these links can be useful, but I was hoping for someone to tell me something like: There's a good source of iron in this or that, which is not a lot but can be enough to make small tools (I'm not looking for large quantities...) $\endgroup$ – Philippe Paré Apr 8 '16 at 17:32
  • $\begingroup$ Search iron mine in google maps, there are a several dozen in canada. $\endgroup$ – John Jan 10 at 4:05

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