Iron in well water : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

What causes well in a region to have high iron content in the water?

-- Cindy Crane (, April 24, 2001



According to what I discovered at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture's website on the matter Iron and manganese are common metallic elements found in the earth's crust. Water percolating through soil and rock can dissolve minerals containing iron and manganese and hold them in solution. Occasionally, iron pipes also may be a source of iron in water.

There is a lot more information at the following website:

Hope that this helps,

Mei-Ling Chen

-- Mei-Ling Chen (, May 03, 2001.

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