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Mine Exploration & Mining History

AditNow is the leading web site and forum for the mine explorer as well as industrial archaeologists and historians. If you have an interest in mine exploration or mining history you will find thousands of mines in the UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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Latest UK mining, mining history & mine exploration photographs

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Upcoming Events & Meets

Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

AditNow runs a good number of events and meets for the mine explorer and mining heritage enthusiast each year.

These range from sporting SRT style explorations, to walks around sites of historic interest, to organised visits to working mines.

We also run beginner trips designed to offer an easy introduction to mine exploring.

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Silverband Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014
03/08/2014 10:30
Silverband Mines Meet Silverband Garage (Please do not park on garage property) Grid Ref.: NY674-275 MINES HERITAGE WALKS 2014 For anyone that may be interested in a walk out on a Sunday to view the old Lakeland / Pennine Mining heritage etc –...

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Potts Gill, Sandbeds & Driggeth - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014
24/08/2014 10:30
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Dogber Tarn Mines - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014
07/09/2014 10:30
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Wild Boar Fell & the Clouds Meet at the Lime Kilns at Keld Grud Ref.: SD731-999 ...
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05/10/2014 10:30
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Latest International mining, mining history & mine exploration photographs

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AditNow is a free and permanent resource for all, but it needs your help to continue to grow.

Do you have photographs of mines - past or present, above or below ground - or mining documents that you can share?

Anything relevant that you can share will be gratefully received and added to the permanent archive of mining history and mine exploration photographs and documents.

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  St Just.St Ives- Botallack- West Wheal Owles - Cardogna 36 inch pump eng hse - Crowns behind 15.10.98 by ICLOK Wheal Owles above Botallack Zawn   The hare by Edd No comment left (RockChick)   Great Opencast from the trail between Great Opencast and Hillside Opencast (oblique) by RobBain No comment left (comolt)   indigenous goblins by fjällvandring camo, must be a pwopa explowa then...   Headgear at Ackworth by SPARKY JS No comment left   Great Opencast: Rock Detail (vertical) by RobBain No comment left (fjällvandring)   Great Opencast: Rock Detail (vertical) by RobBain Nice! (sinker)   gedling by am500 My Father working in the pits fromn the age of 15 till 60, most of it when it was 'hand got' and a 'nine yard stint', often doing a double shift for extra so common brave boy , lets have your name so we can see how your work history compares....Hah1   gedling by am500 Would the person who left the insultive comment about my late father like to post his name so as we can see who you are or will you remain a anonymous being the coward you are.   Arching in flats bellow Gullyback Crosscut by Edd No comment left
 
 
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