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🧵#Iron
The most important factor in how much dietary iron you absorb is not whether it is heme or non-heme, plant🌱or animal🐮 - it is your current #iron #status.
If you are iron #deficient you may absorb 25% from plants, if you are iron #replete you may absorb less than 1%. Image
#IronStatus (is your body low in stores?) is the main factor determining how much iron you will absorb from your diet🌱🥩. The body doesn't want too much so high absorption ONLY occurs if your #storage is #low. The body is smart🩸🧠🫀🫁💡! Image
The body is very good at recycling #iron from dead red blood cells.
Only 5-10% of our iron needs come from our #diet🍽️
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Aug 9 2021: "#Mineral exploration company #KoBold Metals, backed by billionaires including Jeff #Bezos & Bill #Gates, has signed an agreement w/ [] Bluejay Mining to search in #Greenland for critical materials used in electric vehicles."

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Sept 8 2021: "#BHP inks exploration deal w/ #Gates & #Bezos-backed #KoBold Metals"

"The world’s largest miner & the Silicon Valley-based tech firm will jointly fund & operate exploration"

The #greatreset of plunder - under guise of climate mitigation.

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Feb 5 2021: "#KoBold Metals grows global exploration footprint"

"The Gates-Bezos backed firm now has active exploration projects in #Zambia, #Quebec, #Saskatchewan, #Ontario, & Western #Australia."

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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were recently asked about the #ScotchLake #Quarry in #CapeBreton (aka the #GeorgesRiver Quarry). Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #NovaScotia #NS #cb Image
This dolomite #quarry operated from 1899-1951 and was owned by the Dominion Iron and Steel Company (acronym: DISCO!). The #mineral dolomite has many uses, including for acid neutralization in the chemical industry, in stream restoration projects and as a soil conditioner.
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DISCO made steel with #CapeBreton #coal and #iron from #Newfoundland in #Sydney's #WhitneyPier neighbourhood (named for Henry Melville Whitney, DISCO's president). #Steel is iron and carbon, and the carbon is derived from coal.
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The #mineral #howlite was discovered near #Windsor #NS in 1868 by #HenryHow, a prof at #KingsCollege. He was alerted to it by #miners at a quarry where it was a strange impurity in the #gypsum. Its main use is in jewelry, partly because it's porous and can be easily dyed.
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The #mineral #mordenite is named for #Morden, #NovaScotia, where #HenryHow discovered it in 1864. It's used to clean up chemical spills, in animal feed and for water treatment.
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#Morden was originally called #FrenchCross after a memorial to #Acadians who died fleeing the #British expulsion of the #French in 1755. A #driftwood cross stood there from 1756 to ~1820. Replacement crosses were built in 1887, 1924 and the current stone one in 1964.
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