National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO) produced over 223,000 tons of copper cathode in the 11 months from March 21, 2018-February 19, 2019 showing a 13-percent growth compared to the figure for the period a year earlier.
Iran produced 200,000 tons of copper cathode during March 21, 2018-January 20, 2019, which marks a 61-percent rise compared to the figure for the same time span in the preceding year which was 124,000 tons.
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp lowered its full-year copper production forecast on Wednesday while increasing its cost estimates, saying the change reflected operational challenges and planned work at its Lumwana mine in Zambia.
Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new University of Copenhagen study, analyses of 2,000-year-old papyri fragments with X-ray microscopy showed that black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper — an element previously not identified in ancient ink.
Production of copper concentrate in Iran increased by five percent during 2012-16, said director of mineral industries at Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).