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Wikipedia Primary School invitation[edit]

Hi everybody. On behalf of the teams behind the Wikipedia Primary School research project, I would like to announce that the article Coal in South Africa (of interest to this wikiproject) was selected a while ago to be reviewed by an external expert. We'd now like to ask interested editors to join our efforts and improve the article before March 15, 2015 (any timezone) as they see fit; a revision will be then sent to the designated expert for review (please see the article's talk page for details). Any notes and remarks written by the external expert will be made available on the article's talk page under a CC-BY-SA license as soon as possible, so that you can read them, discuss them and then decide if and how to use them. Please sign up here to let us know you're collaborating. Thanks a lot for your support! Elitre (WPS) (talk) 17:12, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Kudz Ze Kayah mine article[edit]

Kudz Ze Kayah mine is not a mine and is not in Alaska. It is a fairly small deposit in the Yukon and is not being mined (yet).It should either be deleted or fixed. (talk) 00:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid that the editor responsible for creating this article has a long and ignominious record of leaving huge piles of steaming encyclo-turds scattered throughout the natural resource extraction pages here. They basically seem to grab a review paper or government report and then systematically go through it and write "articles" on each and every deposit, field, prospect or showing mentioned as though they were all operating mines, with no regard for true notability. They get just enough worthwhile content in there so as to avoid a speedy (see the attempt made a few months ago, documented on their talk page) but there are many fundamental flaws and straight up errors meaning that either the article has to be edited to a good standard by another, more diligent contributor, or else same diligent contributor has to go through the tedium and hassle of an AfD. I tried to clean up a couple myself, but based on their edit history the task is a huge one, and now that they have moved on from mineral deposits to oil and gas fields it doesn't look like stopping soon. Pyrope 16:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm surprised the creator of those "articles" has not been blocked for their disturbing editing. Volcanoguy 01:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
This one was created back in 2013, I don't know when his last binge of creating articles was, but really each one needs to be gone through, checked, and sent to AfD where appropriate.--kelapstick(bainuu) 13:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Looking at the user's contributions it seems the latest article this user created was the Pelican South gas field on 19 February 2015. Volcanoguy 04:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Yep, follows their usual pattern. One shady source, stretched to breaking point, entirely failing to demonstrate notability. And the 'facts' in the source have since been disowned by the explorers... Pyrope 06:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, seems to have switched to gas fields from mining. There is frequently a claim to be "one of the largest mines in X", as well. --kelapstick(bainuu) 11:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
There's a whole lot of very bad and frequently demonstrably incorrect content associated with this user. I'm not sure what the best venue is for raising the issue, perhaps report them on the administrators' noticeboard. Volcanoguy 11:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
In my personal opinion most of these should be mass deleted, for example Pine Nut mine has one source that (probably by virtue of it having moved) doesn't mention the "mine" at all. Not sure where to have the discussion, a mass AfD would fail I think. --kelapstick(bainuu) 12:03, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
As a watcher and occasional talk page project tagger, and looking at this, I support pyrope, volcanoguy and kelapstick's concerns - my suggestion is take it to admin noticeboard. satusuro 14:18, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
As a start, I have removed the Autopatrolled flag from his (or her) account. --kelapstick(bainuu) 14:57, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Also - Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Iskinskoe mine includes about 10 or so nominations. --kelapstick(bainuu) 15:57, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Mining in Africa[edit]

Some of us have started working on African mining articles: Mining in Foo country. The goal is to create 16 such articles, in sandbox, bring them to at least Start class, move them to mainspace, and then nom them as a 16-way hook at WP:DYK. Here's what we have so far. Please join in! And remember... please work in sandbox!

  1. Mining industry of Guinea - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Guinea
  2. Mining industry of Lesotho - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Lesotho
  3. Mining industry of Liberia - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Liberia
  4. Mining industry of Libya - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Libya
  5. Mining industry of Madagascar - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Madagascar
  6. Mining industry of Malawi - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Malawi
  7. Mining industry of Mali - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Mali
  8. Mining industry of Morocco - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Morocco
  9. Mining industry of Senegal - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Senegal
  10. Mining industry of South Sudan - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of South Sudan
  11. Mining industry of Sudan - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Sudan
  12. Mining industry of Swaziland - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Swaziland
  13. Mining industry of Tanzania - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Tanzania
  14. Mining industry of Togo - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Togo
  15. Mining industry of Tunisia - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Tunisia
  16. Mining industry of Uganda - Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/Sandbox/Mining industry of Uganda

P.S. This is also cross-posted at Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki#Start class general missing topic focus for May/June: Mining in Africa. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:24, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Category:Former mines[edit]

This category lacks a definition for what a "former mine" is. According to a dictionary definition, a mine is "an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc." Most if not all of the articles in this category are not about former mines at all but rather abandoned mine sites. They are obviously not "former mines" because the excavations are still present. Category:Abandoned mines would probably be a better title for this category. Volcanoguy 12:11, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Maybe closed mines is better, because not all closed mines are "abandoned". --kelapstick(bainuu) 16:12, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes that is true. Perhaps Category:Abandoned mines could be a subcategory. Could bring Category:Former mines and its subcategories to WP:CfD for renaming. Volcanoguy 19:17, 12 September 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Mine is under discussion, see talk:Mine (disambiguation) -- (talk) 03:50, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

rock drilling[edit]

The article on drilling doesn't even mention top-hammer and DTH drilling, and the article drifter drill confuses vertical and horizontal drilling. --Espoo (talk) 18:43, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Category:Canadian Mining Hall of Fame has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 01:22, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Artisanal Mining[edit]

The "Artisanal Mining" Page is primarily related to Artisanal GOLD Mining, not artisanal mining, which can include gemstones and other metals other than gold and does not involve the issues or mercury etc mentioned in the Artisanal Mining page.

Could someone either change the title to "Artisanal Gold Mining" or remove all ASGM related material and put it into a new page about ASGM so there are 2 pages?

I am nowhere near a wikipedia expert but I work in the industry and would like to see this differentiation made clearer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:35, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Kinross Gold[edit]

Could someone please have a look at Kinross Gold, specifically the March version compared to the current article. There have been some massive changes, and it's basically been turned into single line paragraphs, with a dominant focus on posting financial results. While some of the recent changes do have merit, I think that this has recently turned the page into a regurgitation of accounting numbers. I have done a bunch of reverts in the past, but would like someone else to have a second look. --kelapstick(bainuu) 23:45, 11 September 2016 (UTC)