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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Meadowbank
Historic Photographs Of Meadowbank Last modified - 30 minutes ago by legendrider
Photographs Of Dinorwig
Photographs Of Dinorwig Last modified - 26 hours ago by 4737carlin
Photographs Of Stonecroft
Photographs Of Stonecroft Last modified - April 14th by royfellows
Photographs Of Settlingstones
Photographs Of Settlingstones Last modified - April 14th by royfellows
Photographs Of Doctor Booths
Photographs Of Doctor Booths Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Historic Photographs Of Boldon
Historic Photographs Of Boldon Last modified - April 12th by simonrail
Photographs Of Man Arm
Photographs Of Man Arm Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Photographs Of Coniston
Photographs Of Coniston Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Cobblers Level
Cobblers Level Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Photographs Of Tilberthwaite
Photographs Of Tilberthwaite Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Photographs Of Tilberthwaite
Photographs Of Tilberthwaite Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Historic Photographs Of Tilberthwaite
Historic Photographs Of Tilberthwaite Last modified - April 12th by Hattlebags
Photographs Of Borlase
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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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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Dannemora Gruva
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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
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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
Historic Photographs Of Bulong
Historic Photographs Of Bulong Last modified - January 30th by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Sungun
Historic Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - January 12th by Hashem Etminan
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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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  Dinorwic Sunset by 4737carlin No comment left   Dinorwic Sunset by 4737carlin Carlin, that is one in a million! Calendar photo if ever I saw one!! (sinker)   Dinorwic Sunset by 4737carlin Belting!! Can see Parys Mountain there on the horizon too. (ragl)   Dinorwic Sunset by 4737carlin Lovely! (Willy Eckerslyke)   Ystrad Einion in 1976 by Dickie Bird No comment left   Ystrad Einion in 1976 by Dickie Bird Wow! (sinker)   Devon United - 02.02.08 Central mine shaft, Headgear timbers, shaft timbers and rocker bob by ICLOK No comment left   Ystrad Einion in 1976 by Dickie Bird No comment left (Cat_Bones)   corris loco 7 by thorpey nice little puffer (si-mine-explorer)   Pave York Lower level by Hattlebags No comment left (RJV)

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