great update and you know the spanish are gonna make a beanline there the second they here of more gold north, though unless we see the emergnce of a some type of empire in this region then it will very hard to go through all those tribes but that a long way coming so sort of mute to speculate on
were gonna see iron discovered here aren't we? and produced on it own? by natives instead of trading like the norse out east
 
great update and you know the spanish are gonna make a beanline there the second they here of more gold north, though unless we see the emergnce of a some type of empire in this region then it will very hard to go through all those tribes but that a long way coming so sort of mute to speculate on
As I mentioned earlier, the Puebloans work gold and silver too, making the Seven Cities of Cibola a little more real TTL. The Patayans and other South Fusanians also have plenty of gold and silver too (especially in the Kuksuist, Quaoarist, etc. lodges) so there's plenty of cultures mining and working precious metals for the Spanish or any would-be conquerer of Mesoamerica to meet long before meeting a culture of the "civilized" world.

were gonna see iron discovered here aren't we? and produced on it own? by natives instead of trading like the norse out east
It's a bit of a conceptual leap since the furnaces need to be built differently and an entirely different sort of ore smelted. Iron use in Fusania consists of recycling whatever washes up from East Asia, the very little that makes its way across the Bering Strait, and the very little that filters across the continent from the Norse outposts (and Greenlandic telluric/meteoric iron). A few smiths might be able to work whatever pure meteoritic iron they come across into something usable, but this hasn't translated into exploiting iron ores. No need to waste time on messing with those difficult ores when they have all copper, silver, and gold in the world.

So no Iron Age yet, but a Bronze Age, well...
 
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