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Mine - extraction of mineral resources from the ground Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: industrial
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: in use

 Mine - extraction of mineral resources from the ground. There's two main forms of minery, surface and underground, and there's common traits and obvious differences.

Within the industrial area there would be spaces reserved to ore grinding, processing, washing, water drains, waste dump, as well as administration, workers barracks, leisure areas etc.

How to map

Draw a way encircling the area of the mine, tagging it as landuse=industrial and industrial=mine. Within this area there will be facilities associated to the mine, like:

  • Space where parts of the industrial process is carried out, map correspondingly.
  • The tailings basins, to be tagged as landuse=basin and hazard=contamination,
  • Surface water management, composed of areas natural=water/water=pond and waterway=drain, which will likely be contaminated, too. It is of extra value if you can follow and map the destination of this potentially contaminated water.
  • Commercial and administration areas and buildings,
  • Workers' barracks, as well as any associated amenities and leisure features.

Surface mining

Mark all quarries within the area as landuse=quarry.

Underground mining