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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Mellanear
Photographs Of Mellanear Last modified - 4 hours ago by B175
Photographs Of Peevor
Photographs Of Peevor Last modified - 7 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Marke Valleys
Photographs Of Marke Valleys Last modified - 8 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Caradon East
Photographs Of Caradon East Last modified - 8 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Phoenix West
Photographs Of Phoenix West Last modified - 8 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of New Phoenix
Photographs Of New Phoenix Last modified - 8 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Office Level
Photographs Of Office Level Last modified - December 8th by rhychydwr
Photographs Of Brookman's
Photographs Of Brookman's Last modified - December 7th by AMW
Photographs Of Tillicoultry
Photographs Of Tillicoultry Last modified - December 6th by cubitmg
Photographs Of Hudgill Burn
Photographs Of Hudgill Burn Last modified - December 5th by blackshiver
Photographs Of Kirkleatham
Photographs Of Kirkleatham Last modified - December 5th by blackshiver
Photographs Of Skelton Park
Photographs Of Skelton Park Last modified - December 5th by blackshiver
Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - December 5th by blackshiver
Photographs Of Rhiwbach
Photographs Of Rhiwbach Last modified - December 5th by blackshiver
Historic Photographs Of Langley Barony
Historic Photographs Of Langley Barony Last modified - December 5th by Jim MacPherson
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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.

February 26th
Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool

There are two options for people; one is a tour around the Paddington site, or if you wish to pay a 5 pound donation to become a member of the group, ...

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May 11th
International Early Engines Conference

International early Engines Conference 2017. The Ironworks, Elsecar. May 11th - 13th 2017. www.earlyengines.org

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June 23rd
NAMHO Conference 2017

The National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, with be hosted by the Wealden Cave & Mine Society and held in the So...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Cardiff
Photographs Of Cardiff Last modified - December 4th by Imageo
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - December 4th by larker
Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - December 4th by larker
Photographs Of Nebo
Photographs Of Nebo Last modified - December 4th by larker
Photographs Of Dendrobium
Photographs Of Dendrobium Last modified - November 26th by larker
Photographs Of Mad Mick's
Photographs Of Mad Mick's Last modified - November 22nd by B175
Photographs Of Naica
Photographs Of Naica Last modified - October 19th by rhychydwr
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier Last modified - October 2nd by Imageo
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine Last modified - September 19th by Minerbray
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery Last modified - September 5th by Onion
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
Historic Photographs Of Miike
Historic Photographs Of Miike Last modified - May 31st by petiska
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