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Owner: Nigel Dibben  Timna copper mining area, Israel  Date: 6 February 2012 
Timna in Israel is a Bronze Age copper mining area dating from about 4000BC. It was mined by the Egyptians. In very recent times, a large mine was operated nearby by a Mexican company on behalf of the Israelis. 

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The general area of Timna, a few miles from Eilat :: Date 2012:02:06 09:47:06 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISMining sites in the sandstone cliffs :: Date 2012:02:06 09:24:00 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISCopper ore in sandstone: malachite and azurite :: Date 2012:02:06 09:15:06 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISBronze Age (4000BC) mine shaft top - about 0.6m diameter :: Date 2012:02:06 09:23:45 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 IS
The general area of Timna, a few miles from EilatMining sites in the sandstone cliffsCopper ore in sandstone: malachite and azuriteBronze Age (4000BC) mine shaft top - about 0.6m diameter
Bronze Age workings :: Date 2012:02:06 09:36:04 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISBronze Age workings :: Date 2012:02:06 09:38:02 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISOur Israeli guide :: Date 2012:02:06 09:40:20 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISCrushing block (of granite) :: Date 2012:02:06 10:07:42 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Bronze Age workingsBronze Age workingsOur Israeli guideCrushing block (of granite)
Mock-up of furnace in display area :: Date 2012:02:06 10:03:28 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISOriginal furnace in situ :: Date 2012:02:06 10:14:38 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISShrine or temple :: Date 2012:02:06 10:15:33 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 ISModern mining (1950s-1980s) a few miles away :: Date 2012:02:06 13:48:42 :: Taken by Nigel Dibben :: Camera Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Mock-up of furnace in display areaOriginal furnace in situShrine or templeModern mining (1950s-1980s) a few miles away

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