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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Bryneglwys
Photographs Of Bryneglwys Last modified - 4 hours ago by TwllMawr
Photographs Of Hendre Spar
Photographs Of Hendre Spar Last modified - 37 hours ago by arnie187
Photographs Of Magpie
Photographs Of Magpie Last modified - 38 hours ago by Mr Mike
Historic Photographs Of Magpie
Historic Photographs Of Magpie Last modified - 38 hours ago by Mr Mike
Photographs Of Frongoch
Photographs Of Frongoch Last modified - July 25th by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of Dowgang
Historic Photographs Of Dowgang Last modified - July 25th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Hallenbeagle
Photographs Of Hallenbeagle Last modified - July 24th by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Beckermet
Historic Photographs Of Beckermet Last modified - July 24th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Busy (Great)
Photographs Of Busy (Great) Last modified - July 23rd by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Alderwasley
Historic Photographs Of Alderwasley Last modified - July 23rd by SimonRL
Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - July 21st by Miles-M
Photographs Of Old Wharf No1
Photographs Of Old Wharf No1 Last modified - July 18th by LeeW
Photographs Of New Wharf
Photographs Of New Wharf Last modified - July 18th by LeeW
Photographs Of Skegby Runiw
Photographs Of Skegby Runiw Last modified - July 18th by LeeW
Photographs Of Skegby Dunsell (Dunsil)
Photographs Of Skegby Dunsell (Dunsil) Last modified - July 18th by LeeW
Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

Upcoming Events & Meets

AditNow arranges a calendar of events and meets for mine explorers and mining heritage enthusiasts each year. These range from trips for beginners to sporting SRT style explorations, to walks around sites of historic interest, to organised visits to working mines.

August 2nd
The Wind Road Boys

A stunningly powerful musical full of North East pride and passion. The ghost of an old miner has one night to save a community, but to change the fut...

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August 6th
120 YEARS OF THE VMZ AT NENTHEAD

A weekend of events to mark 120 years since the VMZ arrived at Nenthead. Saturday 6th August will be talks, exhibitions, visit by descendants of miner...

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September 5th
11th International Mining History Congress

The 11th International Mining History Congress will be held at Linares, Spain. It will run from the evening of 5th to 11th September 2016, and will ...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Tara
Photographs Of Tara Last modified - July 6th by ttxela
Photographs Of Avoca
Photographs Of Avoca Last modified - July 5th by ttxela
Photographs Of Nowa Ruda
Photographs Of Nowa Ruda Last modified - June 9th by Trogleman
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - June 5th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Dendrobium
Photographs Of Dendrobium Last modified - June 2nd by larker
Historic Photographs Of Miike
Historic Photographs Of Miike Last modified - May 31st by petiska
Photographs Of Miike
Photographs Of Miike Last modified - May 31st by petiska
Photographs Of Bergwerk Ost
Photographs Of Bergwerk Ost Last modified - May 7th by Cuban Bloodhound
Photographs Of Ferropolis
Photographs Of Ferropolis Last modified - May 6th by Cuban Bloodhound
Photographs Of West Moreton
Photographs Of West Moreton Last modified - April 10th by Imageo
Photographs Of Mount Kembla South
Photographs Of Mount Kembla South Last modified - April 8th by larker
Photographs Of Mount Rennie Tunnel
Photographs Of Mount Rennie Tunnel Last modified - April 5th by larker
Photographs Of Ruined Castle
Photographs Of Ruined Castle Last modified - April 5th by larker
Photographs Of Newnes
Photographs Of Newnes Last modified - April 4th by SimonRL
Photographs Of Port Kembla No.2
Photographs Of Port Kembla No.2 Last modified - April 4th by SimonRL
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