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Israel to Build Plant to Produce Pure Copper for Domestic Needs

A copper refining plant which, in its first stage of production, will produce sufficient pure copper for Israel’s domestic consumption, will be built in the near future, it was announced here today by S. Goren, general manager of the Development Areas Industrialization Company.

Israel has a large plant in the Negev Desert now, at the Timma Copper Mines near Eilat, but that facility produces only high-concentrated cement copper. That product is sent abroad for final refining.