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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Carbis Bay Adits, Nr St Ives
Historic Photographs Of Carbis Bay Adits, Nr St Ives Last modified - 6 hours ago by rhychydwr
Photographs Of Glyn Pits
Photographs Of Glyn Pits Last modified - 27 hours ago by christwigg
Photographs Of Nantmelin
Photographs Of Nantmelin Last modified - 29 hours ago by royfellows
Parkside Surface Photos
Parkside Surface Photos Last modified - 43 hours ago by suboffender
Photographs Of Harsondale Cleugh
Photographs Of Harsondale Cleugh Last modified - June 26th by sparty_lea
Photographs Of Bal, Higher
Photographs Of Bal, Higher Last modified - June 26th by simonrail
Photographs Of Rigghead
Photographs Of Rigghead Last modified - June 25th by Hattlebags
Photographs Of Clogau
Photographs Of Clogau Last modified - June 25th by 4737carlin
Photographs Of Hendre Spar
Photographs Of Hendre Spar Last modified - June 22nd by ninty
Historic Photographs Of Oakeley
Historic Photographs Of Oakeley Last modified - June 21st by grahami
Oakeley Upper Quarry - Upper Mills 1970S-80S
Oakeley Upper Quarry - Upper Mills 1970S-80S Last modified - June 20th by grahami
Photographs Of Clayton Adit
Photographs Of Clayton Adit Last modified - June 16th by ttxela
Photographs Of Ecton Deep
Photographs Of Ecton Deep Last modified - June 16th by ttxela
Photographs Of Spinney Level
Photographs Of Spinney Level Last modified - June 16th by ttxela
Historic Photographs Of Green Lane
Historic Photographs Of Green Lane Last modified - June 16th by Lister

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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 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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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Wieliczka
Photographs Of Wieliczka Last modified - June 28th by christwigg
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - June 22nd by AdM Michael
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery Last modified - June 22nd by JDurant
Photographs Of Gallerie Ravaccione
Photographs Of Gallerie Ravaccione Last modified - June 9th by Dr J
Photographs Of Mule Flats
Photographs Of Mule Flats Last modified - May 9th by Joanne
Photographs Of Accident
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
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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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  Photographs Of Bal, Higher (Photo ref 91128) by LeeW I see some cock-ends have taken it upon themselves to replace the geevor padlock with a real padlock.   Bridge over P2 in use - Caban Nov 1954 by grahami Great photo - brings back memories of doing this only 10-15 years ago! (Buckhill)   Bridge over P2 in use - Caban Nov 1954 by grahami Nice to see Oakeley when in use (JohnnearCfon)   Bridge over P2 in use - Caban Nov 1954 by grahami geat to see what these bridges actually looked like when newly installed   Bridge over P2 in use - Caban Nov 1954 by grahami No comment left (sinker)   Bridge over P2 in use - Caban Nov 1954 by grahami No comment left (SimonRL)   Bridge over P2 in use - Caban Nov 1954 by grahami No comment left (Willy Eckerslyke)   Light On Many Levels by ninty No comment left   Light On Many Levels by ninty No comment left (LeeW)   Light On Many Levels by ninty No comment left

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