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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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SRT training at Plas y Brenin 24th Sept 2016 6 minutes ago by llay101 Fron Oleu 20 minutes ago by davel Blackdown Hills area of Devon 8 hours ago by Morlock Afon Ddu Sulphur Mine 9 hours ago by BertyBasset Protector 6 mining lamp 21 hours ago by rikj CRTT 33 hours ago by Willy Eckerslyke Wheal Friendship 35 hours ago by The Fresh Prince of Portreath Fake 'news' scam 36 hours ago by NewStuff Penrhyn water balances 36 hours ago by ILT Auchenlongford ironstone mines (photo) 46 hours ago by rhychydwr The Duntanlich Barite project September 23rd by Tim Colman Van Lead Mine (mine) September 23rd by crickleymal Incorrect Mine Name September 23rd by crickleymal Geovation Challenge September 22nd by toadstone Thursday Nighters - 22nd of September September 21st by Willy Eckerslyke Looking for William G Jones and Robert Jones - Blaenau Ffestiniog September 20th by Willy Eckerslyke Fellows lamps forum. September 20th by royfellows Oldham NCB/ BC, Caplamps September 19th by rhychydwr Industrial Wales September 19th by Morlock Hse September 19th by Gary Isle of Man Mines? September 19th by Daggers BELNAHUA Slate Quarries September 16th by JonK South Crofty September 16th by Roy Morton Rotherhope Fell 1990 (possibly) (photo) September 16th by royfellows 'Thing' (photo) September 15th by Roy Morton Beetles in S Wales pits September 15th by staffordshirechina Thursday Nighters - 15th of September September 15th by Donstuart Blaenavon Underground Maps September 15th by Graigwen South Roman Gravels Mixed Mine (mine) September 14th by rufenig another duplicate September 13th by RJV

Latest UK mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Grenville
Photographs Of Grenville Last modified - 38 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Rampgill
Photographs Of Rampgill Last modified - September 22nd by in memory of....
Photographs Of Carnglaze
Photographs Of Carnglaze Last modified - September 22nd by crickleymal
Photographs Of Noxon
Photographs Of Noxon Last modified - September 22nd by crickleymal
Photographs Of Gasswater
Photographs Of Gasswater Last modified - September 22nd by Rab.
Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - September 21st by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Auchinlongford
Photographs Of Auchinlongford Last modified - September 21st by Rab.
Photographs Of Ladywash
Photographs Of Ladywash Last modified - September 21st by Jimbo
Historic Photographs Of Ladywash
Historic Photographs Of Ladywash Last modified - September 21st by Jimbo
Historic Photographs Of Oakeley
Historic Photographs Of Oakeley Last modified - September 20th by JonK
Photographs Of Harnisha Burn
Photographs Of Harnisha Burn Last modified - September 18th by RetroGamerVX
Photographs Of Westernhope Old
Photographs Of Westernhope Old Last modified - September 18th by RetroGamerVX
Photographs Of Westernhope New
Photographs Of Westernhope New Last modified - September 18th by RetroGamerVX
Historic Photographs Of Lumley 6Th
Historic Photographs Of Lumley 6Th Last modified - September 16th by lyons
Photographs Of Combmartin
Photographs Of Combmartin Last modified - September 16th by Gary
Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

Upcoming Events & Meets

AditNow arranges a calendar of events and meets for mine explorers and mining heritage enthusiasts each year. These range from trips for beginners to sporting SRT style explorations, to walks around sites of historic interest, to organised visits to working mines.

May 11th
International Early Engines Conference

International early Engines Conference 2017. The Ironworks, Elsecar. May 11th - 13th 2017. www.earlyengines.org

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June 23rd
NAMHO Conference 2017

The National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, with be hosted by the Wealden Cave & Mine Society and held in the So...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine Last modified - September 19th by Minerbray
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery Last modified - September 5th by Onion
Photographs Of Tara
Photographs Of Tara Last modified - July 6th by ttxela
Photographs Of Avoca
Photographs Of Avoca Last modified - July 5th by ttxela
Photographs Of Nowa Ruda
Photographs Of Nowa Ruda Last modified - June 9th by Trogleman
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - June 5th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Dendrobium
Photographs Of Dendrobium Last modified - June 2nd by larker
Historic Photographs Of Miike
Historic Photographs Of Miike Last modified - May 31st by petiska
Photographs Of Miike
Photographs Of Miike Last modified - May 31st by petiska
Photographs Of Bergwerk Ost
Photographs Of Bergwerk Ost Last modified - May 7th by Cuban Bloodhound
Photographs Of Ferropolis
Photographs Of Ferropolis Last modified - May 6th by Cuban Bloodhound
Photographs Of West Moreton
Photographs Of West Moreton Last modified - April 10th by Imageo
Photographs Of Mount Kembla South
Photographs Of Mount Kembla South Last modified - April 8th by larker
Photographs Of Mount Rennie Tunnel
Photographs Of Mount Rennie Tunnel Last modified - April 5th by larker
Photographs Of Ruined Castle
Photographs Of Ruined Castle Last modified - April 5th by larker
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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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  Carr''s level icicles by PeteJ Ahh, those long, carefree summers in Nenthead.... (legendrider)   1967 by PeteJ No comment left   Smallcleugh by Jim MacPherson No comment left (Cuban Bloodhound)   Ventilation Fan from New Fan Flats by PeteJ Hear, hear!   Ventilation Fan from New Fan Flats by PeteJ What a discrace, should be retutned!!   Gasswater barytes mines - West Vein - 20th.Sept.2016. by Rab. i"m not in this photo so only a 4 i"m afraid (nodge)   Oakeley Quarry by JonK love the early SRT on the face. (poosticker83)   1st portal at Westernhope Old Mine. by RetroGamerVX there be otters in there!   Winding tower by bigdavevw No comment left (Cuban Bloodhound)   Pulley wheel stand for flat rods in Benny adit 1979 by Dickie Bird This is excellent photo record of mining archaeology; we need as many as possible for posterity. There are loads of photos around amongst various mine exploration groups but they need to be centralised before they get lost e.g. if clubs lose members (Nicho)

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