Tag:man_made=mineshaft

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Public-images-osm logo.svg man_made = mineshaft
Mineshaft.jpg
Description
A mineshaft: vertical tunnel into a mine where minerals are extracted. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: approvedPage for proposal

Wikidata

Mineshafts are vertical tunnels into a mine where minerals are extracted. Adits or galleries should not be tagged as mineshafts.

How to map

Set a node at the center of the feature or an area along its outline. Tag it with man_made=mineshaft. Add name=*/ref=* if it has one.

Tags to use in combination

What is mined for with the mineshaft. Visit the resources page to view a list of possible values.
If there is a visible headframe above the shaft, this should be set to yes, otherwise no. It should be also set to no if the headframe is enclosed in a building, so that this building can not be easily recognized as part of a mineshaft. Renderers can decide to render mineshaft only if headframe is set to yes, because only then they are easily recognizable in the landscape.
The name of the mine which the mineshaft is a part of.
The operator of the mineshaft, usually the operator of the surrounding mine.
Depth in meters.
Use if the mineshaft is disused but still existing. OSM consists of verifiable data, so use disused:man_made=mineshaft if there is little to no trace of the mineshaft anymore.
The GNIS import in the United States tagged all named mining features as landuse=quarry despite many being mineshafts. In addition, many of these mines, left over from gold and silver rushes, have been abandoned for over 100 years and could very well be filled in and/or nonexistent.


All this tags can be used on a single node or on an area in combination with building=yes, if there is not only a headframe, but also a building above the shaft.

Examples

It is possible that there is a headframe, which is not used anymore and the mineshaft is currently used only as an airshaft. This should be tagged with headframe=yes, mineshaft_type=air.

See also

Possible Tagging Mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!