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Sulfide mining[edit]

I've redirected Sulfide mining to acid mine drainage as the article was rather poor and the usage is typically in terms of environmental problems/activism and not used in mining. If anyone objects or thinks there is a better target, please discuss on the talk page there. Vsmith (talk) 11:52, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Good idea. Plazak (talk) 12:52, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Native American mica mining[edit]

I wanted to write an article about Indians mining mica in western North Carolina but to my surprise found no general article on mica mines. I am not at all sure I'm up to starting one, at least on my own. I can't be the only person who visited old mica mines as a kid. I would have hiked to one recently but my legs said no. Dougweller (talk) 13:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

An addition to the style guide[edit]

The style guide for wikiproject Mining does not seem to have much information. This is my suggestion on what the lead section of an article about a mine or mining company should look.

The lead section should introduce the mine/mining company and provide a summary of the most important aspects of the mine/mining company from the article body. At minimum, the opening sentence(s) should identify the name of the mine/mining company, the year of it began operation or was established, and the major product of the mine/mining company.

Succeeding paragraphs in the lead section should cover important aspects of the mine/mining company detailed in the article body and not mentioned already in the first paragraph. These include milestones or major events for mine/mining company.

Any opinions welcomed. John Mortimore Message Me 03:15, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Usually, the lead section will be written at the end of an article build up. What standard sections will have an article about a mine or a mining company? For example, an article about a mineral could have following sections, which will be summarized (lead/ abstract) before moving it to main space: (1) Special characteristics ("Besondere Eigenschaften"); (2) Etymology and history ("Etymologie und Geschichte"); (3) Classification ("Klassifikation"); (4) Modifications and varieties: allotropy, polymorphism (?) ("Modifikationen und Varietäten"); (5) Geological setting and locations ("Bildung und Fundorte"); (6) Morphology: polytypism, pseudomorphism, twinning, habit ("Morphologie"); (7) Crystall structure ("Kristallstruktur"); (8) Uses ("Verwendung") ; (9) Similar minerals and adulteration ("Manipulationen und Imitationen"); (10) Safety ("Vorsichtsmaßnahmen"); (11) References. --Chris.urs-o (talk) 13:05, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

valid unpatented mining claims[edit]

This is a comment on the existing article on mining claims.

The article says an unpatented claim is a property right. That should amended to say a VALID unpatented claim is a property right. The term "valid" has a very specific meaning under the Mining Law. It does not merely mean the claim has been filed and registered correctly. It also means the claim is known to contain a discovery of a valuable deposit, -valuable enough to sustain a paying mine.

When a person registers a claim on public land, the person is registering a declaration that he/she BELIEVES they have found a valuable deposit. The Mining Law only guarantees a property right where the claim contains a deposit reasonably capable of sustaining a paying mine. At least 90% of the claims on public land fail that test. Usually the government has no reason to care about the monetary value or property rights of a claim. The exception is when property rights of a claim come into contact with the property rights of the United States, like when Congress declares a new Wilderness or issues a grant of land. It is one thing for a prospector to believe he has discovered a valuable deposit. It is a very different thing to demonstrate the claim's value as a fact. 19:35, 16 October 2013 (UTC)2600:1010:B10D:118:D419:97EF:F347:4FE8 (talk2600:1010:B10D:118:D419:97EF:F347:4FE8 (talk) 19:35, 16 October 2013 (UTC)randall [1]


I've just written a stub article at Kinetite, an explosive developed in the 1880s that had some use in mining. It could do with more work, when looking for sources (unfortunately many behind paywalls) the search term "kinetite" -"star wars" -sith is useful as there is a fictional energy ball by this name in the Star Wars universe. Thryduulf (talk) 17:48, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Mining at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

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Adikhajuria (talk) 13:04, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Source: Based on personal knowledge and experience.