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Improving Mindat.org"Urals Region", Russia

5th Dec 2019 15:19 UTCVik Vanrusselt Expert

Hello all,

I've noticed that there are a few places on Mindat listed in a "Urals Region", but there is (for now) no separate "Urals Region" entry. 

The following localities, therefore, should probably become sublocalities of the "Ural Region" entry (to be created) or the  "Ural Mountains" (to be created) entry:

- https://www.mindat.org/loc-19977.html (Byn'govsk Au-Te Deposit, Urals Region, Russia)

- https://www.mindat.org/loc-298906.html (Jubileynoe deposit, Urals Region, Russia)

- https://www.mindat.org/loc-216298.html (Subarctic Urals, Urals Region, Russia and the sublocalities already listed)

- https://www.mindat.org/loc-289486.html (Central Urals, Urals Region, Russia)

https://www.mindat.org/loc-5547.html (Polar Urals, Russia and the sublocalities already listed)

https://www.mindat.org/loc-32957.html (Middle Urals, Russia)

https://www.mindat.org/loc-57428.html (Southern Urals, Russia)

https://www.mindat.org/loc-214472.html (Nether-Polar Urals, Russia and the sublocalities already listed)

- https://www.mindat.org/loc-2789.html (Ural Economic Region, Russia and the sublocalities already listed)

I suggest either keeping the "Ural Economic Region" separate or incorporating it into the (to be created) "Ural Region".

As for the others, I suggest 
making them either sublocalities of:

- a new (to be created) "Ural Mountains" entry (since the" mountain range" is neither identical to the "region" nor to the "economic region");

- or of the new (to be created) "Ural Region" locality,


5th Dec 2019 17:52 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

As you can see from the region health report (and always check the region health report when trying to check where localities should go) there is NO Ural region.

The Ural Mountain regions, the Ural Economic Region etc are all non-hierarchical localities and you shouldn't add sublocalities to these except as a last resort.


These localities need to be tracked down and placed within the correct region they belong to. This normally means finding the coordinates (even if approximate) and then seeing which region they actually fall into.

5th Dec 2019 19:54 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

A little bit of detective work found a map showing the approximate location of the deposit

Searching the area with Google Maps found an obvious area of workings almost exactly where deposit was listed, so that's what I've used as the coordinates.

Then, saving the coordinates we get the 'Verify region/coordinates' section appearing on the locality edit page, so I can now change it to:

Byngovsky Deposit, Nevyansky District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

I've moved the other name to the alternative names field as the 'Byngovsky deposit' name seems to be the important one.
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