World's first ever copper mine – Timna Park, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beny258
N 29° 47.472 E 034° 56.018
36R E 686902 N 3297216
Quick Description: The world's oldest copper mine.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 11/25/2020 12:55:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM13EV9
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The world's oldest copper mine is located in Timna Park in South District, Israel. The mining of the copper ore malachite and chalkosin is dating back to 5000 BC. The mines were discovered by the american archeologist Nelson Glueck in 1930s. Beno Rothenberg continued in his work and found tools and clothings more then 3000 years old.
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