Mining community

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Partizánska Ľupča in Slovakia. Now a village with 1300 inhabitants but in 14th-19th centuries an important mining town with more than 4000. Several houses still have an urban character.
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, in 1957.

A mining community, also known as a mining town or a mining camp, is a community that houses miners. Mining communities are usually created around a mine or a quarry.

Historic mining communities[edit]

Austria[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Canada[edit]

Germany[edit]

In Germany, a Bergstadt refers to a settlement near mineral deposits vested with town privileges, Bergregal rights and tax exemption, in order to promote the economic development of the mining region. Baden-Württemberg

Bavaria

Lower Saxony

North Rhine-Westphalia

Saxony

Saxony-Anhalt

Thuringia

Nigeria[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Slovakia/Hungary[edit]

Upper Austrio-Hungarian mining towns

Lower Austrio-Hungarian mining towns

Czech Republic[edit]

(Listed under names given when founded or working as a mining town)

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sherman, James E; Barbara H. Sherman (1969). Ghost Towns of Arizona. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-0843-6. Book features pg. 147 about what is necessary for a settlement to have in order to be considered a "mining town".