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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 history & mine exploration photographs

Historic Photographs Of Wheal Jane
Historic Photographs Of Wheal Jane Last modified - 23 hours ago by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Minera Hoffman Limekiln
Historic Photographs Of Minera Hoffman Limekiln Last modified - May 28th by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Snake
Historic Photographs Of Snake Last modified - May 28th by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Coalpithole
Historic Photographs Of Coalpithole Last modified - May 28th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Cabin Shaft
Photographs Of Cabin Shaft Last modified - May 28th by llay101
Photographs Of Harnisha Burn
Photographs Of Harnisha Burn Last modified - May 27th by royfellows
Photographs Of Rampgill
Photographs Of Rampgill Last modified - May 23rd by sparty_lea
Photographs Of Manor Lane
Photographs Of Manor Lane Last modified - May 20th by lipsi
Historic Photographs Of Cook's (I.C.I.) Explosives
Historic Photographs Of Cook's (I.C.I.) Explosives Last modified - May 19th by SimonRL
Photographs Of Wardlow Sough
Photographs Of Wardlow Sough Last modified - May 18th by RobE
Historic Photographs Of Beckhole
Historic Photographs Of Beckhole Last modified - May 18th by christwigg
Photographs Of Holwell Mines And Quarries
Photographs Of Holwell Mines And Quarries Last modified - May 17th by larker
Photographs Of Normanswood
Photographs Of Normanswood Last modified - May 17th by larker
Photographs Of Grosmont Ironworks
Photographs Of Grosmont Ironworks Last modified - May 17th by christwigg
Photographs Of Newport Ironworks
Photographs Of Newport Ironworks Last modified - May 17th by christwigg

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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 trips for beginner mine-explorers to sporting SRT style explorations, to walks around sites of historic interest, to organised visits to working mines.

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Presentation of the mining history of the villages of Scoriton and Holne, Dartmoor
30/05/2015 19:30
Dr Tom Hargeaves of The Dartmoor Society is giving a presentation on the history of mining in the area around the south Dartmoor villages of Scoriton and Holne at Scoriton Village Hall There is a licensed bar. All are welcome For any questions e...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Mule Flats
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Photographs Of Accident Last modified - May 8th by Joanne
Photographs Of Dannemora Gruva
Photographs Of Dannemora Gruva Last modified - March 11th by Dr J
Photographs Of Falun
Photographs Of Falun Last modified - March 11th by Dr J
Historic Photographs Of Nevadaville
Historic Photographs Of Nevadaville Last modified - March 1st by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Carlton Tunnel
Historic Photographs Of Carlton Tunnel Last modified - March 1st by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Vindicator
Photographs Of Vindicator Last modified - March 1st by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of American Eagles
Historic Photographs Of American Eagles Last modified - March 1st by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Keane Wonder
Photographs Of Keane Wonder Last modified - February 27th by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Belmont
Historic Photographs Of Belmont Last modified - February 26th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Lautenthals Glueck
Photographs Of Lautenthals Glueck Last modified - February 25th by SimonRL
Historic Photographs Of Hirst-Chichagof
Historic Photographs Of Hirst-Chichagof Last modified - February 20th by The Photo Shop Studio
Historic Photographs Of Minas De Rio Tinto
Historic Photographs Of Minas De Rio Tinto Last modified - February 20th by davetidza
Photographs Of Boxvale Colliery
Photographs Of Boxvale Colliery Last modified - February 4th by larker
Historic Photographs Of Kalgoorlie
Historic Photographs Of Kalgoorlie Last modified - January 30th by Dickie Bird
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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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