Wikipedia:WikiProject Mining

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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 help

Style guidelines

Open tasks

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Mining:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Lengenbach Quarry - not a new article, but I just discovered it and templated the talk page. An interesting quarry, type locality of 27 valid minerals. Needs work. DuncanHill (talk) 18:18, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Portal:Mining - Looks like a good place to start. Turgan Talk 11:36, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

New content

New articles

Please feel free to list your new Mining-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). 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.

New maps

Related projects

Parent projects

Sister projects

Regional Noticeboards

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.



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WikiProject Mining (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon 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.
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