Mining Encyclopedia

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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mining
Concise Mining Encyclopaedia

The Mining Encyclopedia (Ukrainian: Гірнича енциклопедія) is a Ukrainian language comprehensive set of encyclopedias about the science and technology of mining. The encyclopedias were compiled by more than 100 of the leading earth scientists in Ukraine and overseas, headed by Volodymyr Biletskyy.[1]

The first installment of the project, the Explanatory Dictionary of Mining (Ukrainian: Тлумачний гірничий словник) was published in 1998 by the Donetsk National Technical University and is now available online.[2]

The second phase of the project involved the publication of the 3-volume Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mining (Ukrainian: Гірничий енциклопедичний словник) between 2001–2004. This set contains 12,700 encyclopedic articles.[1]

The third stage involved the publication of the 3-volume Concise Mining Encyclopaedia (Ukrainian: Мала гірнича енциклопедія) between 2004–2013. This comprehensive set contains 17,350 entries,[1][3] with numerous illustrations.[4] A valuable feature of the encyclopedia is that all entries are written simultaneously in Ukrainian, Russian, English and German languages.[1][5]

These encyclopedias are used as textbooks at the National Mining University of Ukraine.[6]

See also


  • Explanatory Dictionary of Mining online
  • Mining Encyclopaedic Dictionary: Volume 1 A-K online
  • Concise Mining Encyclopaedia: Volume 1 A–K online
  • Concise Mining Encyclopaedia: Volume 2 Л-Р online
  • Concise Mining Encyclopaedia: Volume 3 С-Я online


  1. ^ a b c d Fik, I. M. (Фик І. М.) (2014). ""Гірнича енциклопедія" - вагомий внесок у гірничу науку". Вісник Харківського національного університету імені В. Н. Каразіна. Серія: Геологія. Географія. Екологія (in Ukrainian). 40 (1098): 149. ISSN 2411-3913.
  2. ^ Biletskyy, V. S. (ed.) (1998). Тлумачний гірничий словник. Донецький державний технічний університет (Donetsk National Technical University). ISBN 966-95347-3-9.
  3. ^ Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine (2009). "Нові надходження довідково-бібліографічних видань [Електронний ресурс]" (PDF) (1): 6.
  4. ^ Some of the illustrations are available at Wikimedia Commons.
  5. ^ Valentyna Sobol. Plenary Session of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv on 26 March 2016. // Studia Polsko – Ukrainskie. Tom 3/2016
  6. ^ "Publications". National Mining University of Ukraine. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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