** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 18 JUL- 24 JUL **

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CeeDave
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Bog Iron Brook
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Iron-rich waters n the north side of the Blue Hills, Milton (just south of Boston), Massachusetts, USA.

It has been a wet year (Boston will probably break the July rain record), and the bacteria eating iron in streams are having a heck of a year. The bacteria form filamenteous, billowing, pillow-like mats on the stream beds, as seen here. Just downstream of here, one of the first iron foundries in New England … failed. The stream bottom *really is* a lurid, glowing orange.

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