The first five boxes display different information derived from datasets of global mining polygons, covering the land area occupied by mine sites around the globe. Of these layers, the first three layers (Mining polygons v2, Mining centroids v2, Mining area per grid cell v2) are based on data from the 2022 version of this dataset, and layers four and five (Mining polygons v1, Mining area per grid cell v1) are based on the previous 2020 version of this dataset. It is advised to use the first three layers (v2), as more mining area globally is covered.
The sixth box (Global coal and metal mine production) displays the location of mines included in the open database on global coal and metal mine production, where data on more than 1100 mines globally was gathered from mining company reports. For these mines, information such as mine name, owner, commodity and production is usually available. Note that this layer is independent from the five layers above.