The concentrations of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni in mushroom species of Turkish origin were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion. The mushrooms were collected from Ordu, Turkey. The highest Fe level was 628 mg/kg in Mycena inclinata. The highest Mn levels was 103 mg/kg in Coprinus comatus. Zn level was 162 mg/kg in Panellus stipticus. Cu level was 86.2 mg/kg in M. inclinata. Pb level was 11.4 mg/kg in P. stipticus. Cd level was 1.6 mg/kg in Panaeolus campanulatus. Cr level was 4.4 mg/kg in C. comatus and Ni level was 21.6 mg/kg in M. inclinata. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.