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Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/04/Category:Mining by country

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Category:Mining by countryEdit

This cat and all subcats redundant with Category:Mines by country and subcats. 19:44, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Mining and mines is not the same, though there might be some overlapping. --Foroa (talk) 16:12, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
The topic of mining includes quite a bit more than just pictures of the mines:
  • the people involved, and their culture
  • the methods, tools and machinery used
  • the infrastructure around the mines, like railways, water handling, mills, etc
  • statistics and diagrams
  • the companies and organizations
  • museums
  • ...
Hence I don't see a redundancy. --Tetris L (talk) 07:48, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
Agreed per reasons mentioned. To add: e.g.: Category:California Gold Rush goes under Category:Gold mining in California, not Category:Gold mines in California since it is not a mine, but a mining event. Likewise, there exist in a number of such categories subcategories such as "Mining accidents in %country%", "History of mining in %country%", etc. Morgan Riley (talk) 00:54, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Kept as per discussion. --rimshottalk 23:03, 31 March 2013 (UTC)