The levels of trace metals of mushroom samples collected from East Black Sea region of Turkey were determined by flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion method. The accuracy of the method was corrected by standard reference material (NIST SRM 1573a Tomato Leaves). The contents of investigated trace metals in mushroom samples were found to be in the range of 18.9-64.8 mu g/g for copper, 53.5-130 mu g/g for manganese, 44.7-198 mu g/g for zinc, 187-985 mu g/g for iron, 0.54-10.8 mu g/g for selenium and 0.9-2.5 mu g/g for cadmium. Mushrooms species in the highest levels of trace elements were found Entoloma sinuatum for Cu and Zn, Leucoagaricus leucothites for Mn, Amanita pantherina for Fe and Se, Agaricus arvensis for Cd. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.