Tag:historic=mine

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Description
Location of abandoned underground mine workings for minerals such as coal or lead. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: de facto

Location of abandoned 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
wikipedia=en:Greenhow

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