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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = quarry
Surface mineral extraction
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: De facto

A quarry, ie an area of land used for surface mineral extraction.


Place a node Node or draw an area Area around the quarry, and tag it as landuse=quarry.

Additional tags

  • name=* - the name of the quarry
  • operator=* - the company operating the quarry
  • resource=* - the mineral resource being extracted


This is one common point signature (to be used when mapped as a node, or when generalized) for quarries:

See also

For underground mining, see:

Related terms: <quarry>