By James A. Mulholland
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Some smelting of iron may have occurred before that using a kiln-pit, a method of reducing iron dating back to pre-Roman times. 19 Still, the idea of producing iron in Virginia was slow to develop, although there was increasing reference to the abundant presence of iron in the literature concerning the colony after 1609. One prominent account by William Strachey, Histone of Travel! into Virginia Britannia in 1613, mentioned the "excellent" mine from which Newport had obtained his iron ore. Strachey, however, like nearly all writers of the time, displayed excessive optimism and credulity concerning the mineral potential of the colony, favoring rumors of exotic metals over the substance of mundane ores like iron.
Again, help was dispatched to exploit the find, but poor Faldoe died before he could point out the site. 12 Smith's efforts to encourage agriculture were unproductive. No commercial commodities not already available at a far lower price in England or from nearby Europe issued from the colony, relations with the natives were very poor, and, still totally ignorant as they were of the vast stretch of land between Virginia and the Western Ocean, the sea route to India had not been found. By 1610, the various hopes that had inspired the foundation of the colony all were unrealized and enthusiasm in England for its continued support was at a low ebb.
The charcoal shortage had been partially alleviated by the practice of coppicing (planting thickets from which to make charcoal), but the presence in America of large quantities of good ore and the seemingly endless forests to supply charcoal, noted by Hariot as early as 1585, offered another way to lessen the strain on the domestic resources of wood. The "Nova Britannia" of 1609, a piece of propaganda filled with extravagant claims concerning "this earthly Paradise," offered as one of its more realistic observations that Virginia had "Iron and Copper also in great quantitie, about which the expense and waste of woode, as also for building Shippes, will be no hurt; .
A History of Metals in Colonial America by James A. Mulholland