At present is used in conjuction with an allied tag for mineral resources in more than one question

For instance:

What source of raw materials could be found in space for making plastics?

What resources could be gained from asteroid mining that would be worth the effort?

Does Mars contain materials that could be used to build a space colony?

I propose a new to clean-up the materials tag.

Thoughts, anybody?


I'm against creating another, somewhat too specific tag while we still haven't utilized slightly broader tag , previously proposed in one of our earlier Topic of The Week.

I think that the problem stems from improper or insufficient tagging of those questions, not that we need another tag. We already have that seems to have been missed in those three cases. Here's what I propose:

How does that sound?

Update: I went ahead and added the suggested tags to those three questions mentioned. ;)

  • $\begingroup$ Seems reasonable. Fwiw it may be good to have e-t-minerals as a synonym for nat-res too. When I looked for minerals, the alternative term nat-res didn't come to mind at all (+; but that may be because I'm not a native English speaker (typer?) $\endgroup$ – Everyone Feb 28 '14 at 5:07

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