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Welcome to WikiProject Mining!

Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of mining, and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This project aims to provide factual, unbiased information on mineral resource mines, mining and mining related topics, from prehistory to the present.

It is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic, be they mining professionals, fans of history, technology, or the geosciences, or anyone else. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


WikiProject Mining aims to increase the knowledge base of Wikipedia via focusing effort on improving articles related to

  • Mining, be it placer, hard rock, coal, base metals, solution mining, or quarrying
  • Geology articles related to mines, mineral deposits, ore genesis and theoretical metallogenic subjects
  • Technology of mining - digging, crushing, blasting, excavators, etc.
  • Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy - ore dressing, smelting, roasting, leaching, etc.
  • Mineral resources - in a financial, geological, technical and practical sense
  • Mining communities, regions and companies
  • Mining/miners' biographies


The main category for the project is Category:Mining.

How to helpEdit

Style guidelinesEdit

Open tasksEdit

  • Gold mining in Nevada: I added a bit, & put it on my to-do list, but this page needs work! See Talk:Gold mining in Nevada. Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 22:56, 28 January 2008 (UTC), Consulting Geologist, Arizona and New Mexico (USA)Reply[reply]
  • Diamond drilling needs some work and some expansion. It may need an entire re-write. I cleaned it up a bit, eliminated sentence fragments and added some tags for citations and expert attention, but it still has a long way to go, and I have no good references myself. ThanksTheseeker4 (talk) 17:04, 20 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Elliot Lake - I have started creating pages for the historical Uranium mines in the area. Anyone who wishes to is welcome to contribute. I will eventually try to do the same for the Beaverlodge District. -- Turgan Talk 14:55, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New contentEdit

New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new mining-related articles here.

Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,500 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Articles older than one year may be removed from this list. For a full list, see Category:WikiProject Mining articles.

New mapsEdit

Please feel free to list your new mining-related maps here.

Files older than one year may be removed from this list.

Related projectsEdit

Parent projectsEdit

Sister projectsEdit

Regional NoticeboardsEdit

If an article or topic has a specific regional focus (such as a specific mine or mining region), you might also consider asking those with local knowledge at one of the regional notice boards.



Code Result
{{WikiProject Mining}}

Place this on the talk page of any mining articles
WikiProject Mining (Rated NA-class)
 This page is within the scope of WikiProject Mining, a collaborative project to organize and improve articles related to mining and mineral industries. If you would like to participate, you can edit the attached page, or visit the project page, where you can see a list of open tasks, join in the discussion, or join the project.
NA This article has been rated as NA-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
{{Image requested|mining}}

Place this on the talk page beneath the project tag when an image would clearly improve the coverage of a physical object (e.g. mine, equipment). It will automatically add to a category for requested mining images. See the template for documentation on how to make a geographic-specific request (i.e. for an appeal to users in the region where a mine is located).

Place on a stub article that is under the scope of WikiProject Mining


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  The Mining Barnstar
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{{subst:The Mining Barnstar|put your comments here ~~~~|alt}} Original BarnstarThe Mining Barnstar

This barnstar is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to areas of work within the articles on mining, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated.