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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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

Photographs Of Rhosydd
Photographs Of Rhosydd Last modified - 12 hours ago by ant89
Photographs Of Glendon
Photographs Of Glendon Last modified - 16 hours ago by Andy Mears
Photographs Of Longhills
Photographs Of Longhills Last modified - 19 hours ago by Andy Mears
Photographs Of Marlbeck
Photographs Of Marlbeck Last modified - February 8th by PeteJ
Ecton Deep Copper Mine
Ecton Deep Copper Mine Last modified - February 8th by ICLOK
Photographs Of Rampgill
Photographs Of Rampgill Last modified - February 7th by Gavin
Photographs Of High Skears
Photographs Of High Skears Last modified - February 6th by legendrider
Photographs Of Clogau
Photographs Of Clogau Last modified - February 6th by Wyn
Photographs Of Coldberry Mine
Photographs Of Coldberry Mine Last modified - February 6th by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of High Skears
Historic Photographs Of High Skears Last modified - February 6th by PeteJ
Photographs Of Shotley
Photographs Of Shotley Last modified - February 5th by Andy Mears
Photographs Of Acton Hall Colliery
Photographs Of Acton Hall Colliery Last modified - February 3rd by ncbnik
Photographs Of Monckton Coking Plant
Photographs Of Monckton Coking Plant Last modified - February 3rd by ncbnik
Historic Photographs Of Newmillerdam
Historic Photographs Of Newmillerdam Last modified - February 3rd by ncbnik
Historic Photographs Of Gwynfynydd
Historic Photographs Of Gwynfynydd Last modified - February 2nd by Andy Mears

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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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Innovations in Shaft Sinking and Tunnelling
18/02/2016 18:00
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers Neville Hall Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne, "Innovations in Shaft Sinking and Tunnelling" by Alan Auld For our next lecture in the General Meetings programme, Alan Auld will d...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Sovereign Hill
Photographs Of Sovereign Hill Last modified - December 23rd 2015 by Imageo
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery Last modified - September 10th 2015 by SimonRL
Photographs Of Mirny
Photographs Of Mirny Last modified - September 10th 2015 by SimonRL
Photographs Of Carrera
Photographs Of Carrera Last modified - September 2nd 2015 by Dr J
Photographs Of Sungun
Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - July 17th 2015 by Hashem Etminan
Photographs Of Shamrock
Photographs Of Shamrock Last modified - July 5th 2015 by Joanne
Photographs Of Wieliczka
Photographs Of Wieliczka Last modified - June 28th 2015 by christwigg
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - June 22nd 2015 by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Gallerie Ravaccione
Photographs Of Gallerie Ravaccione Last modified - June 9th 2015 by Dr J
Photographs Of Mule Flats
Photographs Of Mule Flats Last modified - May 9th 2015 by Joanne
Photographs Of Accident
Photographs Of Accident Last modified - May 8th 2015 by Joanne
Photographs Of Dannemora Gruva
Photographs Of Dannemora Gruva Last modified - March 11th 2015 by Dr J
Photographs Of Falun
Photographs Of Falun Last modified - March 11th 2015 by Dr J
Historic Photographs Of Nevadaville
Historic Photographs Of Nevadaville Last modified - March 1st 2015 by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Carlton Tunnel
Historic Photographs Of Carlton Tunnel Last modified - March 1st 2015 by Dickie Bird
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Do you have photographs of mines - past or present, above or below ground - or mining documents that you can share?

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