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Bou Khenndak Copper Mines

a Pleiades place resource

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These mines, evidently actively worked in the 19th century and early 20th century but not in more recent times, are mentioned in AAA in passing (without any clear assertion of ancient evidence of exploitation) alongside discussion of some meager Roman remains at Merachiche, 3.5km to the northwest. They are conflated with the former in a single mine/quarry symbol in BAtlas.

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This mineralogical deposit was discussed from a geological perspective, and its contemporary workings were described and illustrated, in Burat 1870.  It was named as one of several properties in a 1929 statute of a "Société des mines de cuivre de Ténès", which seems to have been active from the 1840s until 1938.

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Tom Elliott, 'Bou Khenndak Copper Mines: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 11 December 2023]

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