Phalaborwa

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Phalaborwa

 

an industrial settlement in the Republic of South Africa, in the eastern part of Transvaal Province. Phalaborwa has a copper-smelting plant and a large industrial mining complex that was put into operation in 1966. The surrounding area has sizable reserves of copper (over 2 million tons), apatites (approximately 70 million tons), and vermiculite.

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