NX2662 : Bog oil

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Barlae, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Bog oil
Bog oil
An oily iridescence is often seen on the surface of stagnant pools in peat bogs. I had thought it was due to vegetable oils released by decaying plant matter but have recently read that it is due to iron salts floating on the surface.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 August, 2007
Category
Supplemental for explanation   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 269 627 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.7718N 4:42.1096W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 269 627
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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