The open database on global mining provides a comprehensive collection of mining data, primarily covering physical production data of coal and metal ores on an individual mine level. It includes 1435 individual mines, smelters and mineral refineries, mine-level production for 80 different materials, in the period 2000-2021. Furthermore, it also includes data on mining coordinates, ownership, mineral reserves, mining waste, transportation of mining products, as well as on mineral processing capacities and production.
It is based on manually gathered information from more than 2000 freely available mining company reports. Every data point is linked to its source document, ensuring full transparency.
For more details, see the accompanying Data Descriptor paper in Nature Scientific Data.