Tag:historic=mine

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Wieliczka kopalnia soli 3.jpg
Description
Location of historic underground mine workings for minerals such as coal or lead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Historic
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Status: de facto

Wikidata

Location of historic underground mine workings for minerals such as coal or lead.

How to Map

Add historic=mine to a node. The name of the mine and the main mineral(s) mined can also be added if known.

Examples

Simple example:

historic=mine
name=Shilton Colliery


Or you can expand with more information to help eventual set up a gazateer of world mine locations:

historic=mine
name=Green How Hill
resource=lead;silver
description=Lead and previously silver has mined here since Roman times

Associated Tags

  • Where the sites of individual vertical shafts are known, you can additionally map then with historic=mine_shaft
  • Where the sites of individual horizontal adits are known, you can additionally map then with historic=mine_adit
  • Where a spoil heap can be clearly seen, for example on Bing imagery, you can outline it with man_made=spoil_heap[1]
  • An area of (indistinct) shafts, spoil-heaps etc might be mapped with an area historic=archaeological_site

References