This is good news although i expected as much. There was plenty of native copper to source and work and it is unimaginable that it would ever be overlooked when simply smashing it with a hammer stone gave you a piece of shaped copper to trade and use as a tool. This gets us back into six to seven thousand years ago.
As well such copper was rarely buried as well. This meant that most remained in circulation. Thus this is the exception that proves just that. Copper was available and it was easily worked.
Knowing the inevitability it is well to get the earliest dates to end conflicting claims.
Oldest Metal Object in Middle East Discovered in Woman's Grave