|landuse = quarry|
|Surface mineral extraction|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A quarry is an area of land used for surface mineral extraction like stones, gravel, sand, clay or a surface mine for coal or ore.
When used on areas this tag should only be applied to the area in which actual mining is performed. Connected areas like ore processing facilities or machine maintenance areas should usually be tagged landuse=industrial.
- name=* - the name of the quarry
- operator=* - the company operating the quarry
- resource=* - the mineral resource being extracted
- The standard symbols used widely internationally for a quarry mapped as a node are or
- Quarry mapped as an area, Mapnik:
Quarries that are out of use for a longer time and not any more clearly recognized as a quarry shall not be mapped as landuse=quarry but only with lifecycle prefix abandoned: while the scarps may be mapped with man_made=embankment. Maybe it's meaningful to use note=*, description=* or the like to transport further information, e.g. that this structure has been a quarry.
- Proposed features/Surface Mining
- For underground mining, see: