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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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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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Behind the controversy: John Buddle and the development of the safety lamp
05/03/2015 11:00
Please find attached details of the next Morning Meeting to be held on Wednesday 5 March at 11am. Mia McCabe will speak on “Behind the controversy: John Buddle and the development of the safety lamp.” North of England Institute of Mining an...

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