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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Ash Grove
Historic Photographs Of Ash Grove Last modified - March 25th by Swifty
Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - March 25th by SimonRL
Photographs Of Troed Y Rhiw
Photographs Of Troed Y Rhiw Last modified - March 23rd by P Knight
Photographs Of Saint David's
Photographs Of Saint David's Last modified - March 23rd by P Knight
Photographs Of Box
Photographs Of Box Last modified - March 22nd by ttxela
Historic Photographs Of Thornley
Historic Photographs Of Thornley Last modified - March 22nd by simonrail
Photographs Of Cromford & High Peak Railway
Photographs Of Cromford & High Peak Railway Last modified - March 21st by LeeW
Photographs Of Diffwys
Photographs Of Diffwys Last modified - March 20th by Willy Eckerslyke
Photographs Of Groverake
Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - March 18th by risy76115
Photographs Of Kettleness
Photographs Of Kettleness Last modified - March 16th by RJV
Photographs Of Wrysgan
Photographs Of Wrysgan Last modified - March 15th by ninty
Historic Photographs Of Cambokeels
Historic Photographs Of Cambokeels Last modified - March 14th by legendrider
Historic Photographs Of Groverake
Historic Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - March 14th by legendrider

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

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
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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  Passing place by LAP beautiful arching,must of had some good masons (sir francis lilo)   Photographs Of Groverake (Photo ref 100298) by risy76115 A once in a lifetime shot (grover dave)   August 1970. by simonrail No comment left (RJV)   August 1970. by simonrail No comment left (RJV)   August 1970 by simonrail Incidentally a Mining engineer once told me Thornley was the Colliery that caused The NCB to change the rules about dumping all the demolition down the shafts, Thornley had cleared a few years when both shafts opened up! its cause was the many ducts   August 1970. by simonrail wonderful over the top architecture for the Airlock housing   1969. by simonrail Another view of the Beefy Winder, sadly all gone. (lyons)   Thornley Colliery 1970 by simonrail Fantastic shot, yet another largely forgotten NE Mine, Thornley had some wonderful architecture, note the chunky Headstock ! Sadly all swept away (lyons)   Iron in the quarry by P Knight If you tip your head 45 deg to the right it looks like a sheep''s head...? (sinker)   Deep Level (Photo ref 87583) by krmcrasher Not as bad to get in anymore dug the entrance out (Rml1991)

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