Basic copper carbonate manufactured by Timna Copper Mines is dustless, free flowing and easy-to-handle product that has a very high purity level, as well as all other Timna products.
Timna contributes to cleaner environment by producing basic copper carbonate from copper-containing acidic etchants, which outcome from Israeli Printed Circuit Board industry and would otherwise be land-buried.
Timna's capability for producing basic copper carbonate is 350 tons per annum.
Basic copper carbonate occurs as a natural mineral (malachite) in the Timna ore deposit, it is known as King Solomon's Mines Copper Carbonate. It has contributed its forest-green color to the company logo.
Basic copper carbonate is also known as copper carbonate hydroxide and as Bremen Green. As a matter of fact, a patina which is formed on the surface of copper and bronze items, called verdigris, is a layer of basic copper carbonate.