- started putting this into a standard format, will need checking David mds
- may be of use with other tags such as man_made=goods_conveyor, man_made=pipeline (slurry pipelines are used to transport ore many kms)--David mds 15:24, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
- as resource is not about names but classifications, its a common way throughout OSM to use lower case letters (Gold -> gold) -- Ulfl 06:54, 16 October 2010 (BST)
Shouldn't Iron Ore be tagged as just iron?
As a matter of consistency, most other materials on the list are tagged with the actual material being extracted from the mined ore, not the natural ore from which it is extracted. For example, a source of natural acanthite is tagged as a silver mine, not an acanthite mine. This same principle should be applied to mines holding the ores from which iron and Aluminum are extracted, even if the facilities that separate the metal from the rock is located far off site.
I believe the only cases where the resource tag for a mine should describe the ore rather than the embedded valuable resource are if this is a combination ore holding multiple minerals, or to distinguish highly different kinds of ore for the same ultimate commodity.
Oh, and of cause do remember that this tag is not just for mines, but also for other places to obtain natural resources, such as crude oil. Jbohmdk 02:52, 9 June 2013 (UTC)