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ironwood:

see hornbeamhornbeam
or ironwood,
name in North America for two groups of trees of the family Betulaceae (birch family), native to the eastern half of the continent. Carpinus caroliniana, also called blue beech and water beech, has smooth gray bark.
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ironwood

[′ī·ərn ‚wu̇d]
(botany)
Any of a number of hardwood trees in the United States, including the American hornbeam, the buckwheat, and the eastern hophornbeam.

ironwood

1. any of various betulaceous trees, such as hornbeam, that have very hard wood
2. a Californian rosaceous tree, Lyonothamnus floribundus, with very hard wood
3. any of various other trees with hard wood, such as the mopani
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Konkola copper mine treats oxide ores and hence requires lime while Mopani and Chambishi are using lime for cobalt production, and other mines such as Luanshya are also using our lime in limited amounts.
For 2005, Mopani produced approximately 132,000 tonnes of finished copper and 1,800 tonnes of cobalt.
For the first nine months of 2005, Mopani produced approximately 97,000 tonnes of finished copper and 1,300 tonnes of cobalt.
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An alleged Grade 12 exam paper leak has been reported in Limpopos Mopani district, and the Department has moved swiftly to investigate and ensure appropriate action is being taken.
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Frontier is located near the town of Sakania in the DRC, within 2 km of the Zambian border, and the paved highway that parallels it, roughly equidistant between the city of Ndola (35 kilometres) to the southeast and the Mopani Copper Mines smelter at Mufulira (30 kilometres) to the northwest.
LPAC resolved that 2016 World AIDS day will be commemorated at Greater Giyani local Municipality, Mopani District on the 1st December 2016.
Mopani Copper Mines plc has posted production results that show extremely positive trends, according to CEO, Tom Dale.
District build-up activities will commerce with Mopani from 15 to 17 September 2016 at Nkowankowa Stadium, proceed to Vhembe District on the 22 - 24 September 2016 at Thohoyandou Sports Arts and Culture Precinct Indoor Centre.
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