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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Cwmystwyth
Photographs Of Cwmystwyth Last modified - 7 hours ago by Daggers
Photographs Of Brownley Hill Mine
Photographs Of Brownley Hill Mine Last modified - 25 hours ago by colin567
Photographs Of Cwm Ciprwth
Photographs Of Cwm Ciprwth Last modified - April 25th by Jonesy83
Photographs Of Ynys Y Pandy
Photographs Of Ynys Y Pandy Last modified - April 25th by Jonesy83
Historic Photographs Of Killhope
Historic Photographs Of Killhope Last modified - April 25th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Presser (Pressure)
Historic Photographs Of Presser (Pressure) Last modified - April 25th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Cambokeels
Historic Photographs Of Cambokeels Last modified - April 25th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Swinhopehead
Historic Photographs Of Swinhopehead Last modified - April 25th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Tyddyn Isa
Photographs Of Tyddyn Isa Last modified - April 23rd by Sharr
Historic Photographs Of Ventonwyn
Historic Photographs Of Ventonwyn Last modified - April 23rd by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Smallpenny Level
Photographs Of Smallpenny Level Last modified - April 22nd by LeeW
Historic Photographs Of Sedling
Historic Photographs Of Sedling Last modified - April 22nd by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Brewery Shaft
Historic Photographs Of Brewery Shaft Last modified - April 22nd by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Beamish
Historic Photographs Of Beamish Last modified - April 22nd by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Clements End
Historic Photographs Of Clements End Last modified - April 22nd by lipsi

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Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

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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FORGOTTEN MINERALS is to be forgotten- Cancelled
14/05/2016 10:00
This event has been cancelled due to insufficient bookings. Full refunds will be paid.Mining History Day - the theme is "Forgotten Minerals of the North Pennines". St Johns Chapel Town Hall. Friends of Killhope and NMCS joint event. Long and short ...

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120 YEARS OF THE VMZ AT NENTHEAD
06/08/2016 10:00

Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

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
Photographs Of Sungun
Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - April 2nd by Hashem Etminan
Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - March 31st by larker
Historic Photographs Of Roros
Historic Photographs Of Roros Last modified - March 27th by Lister
Photographs Of Jetty Mine
Photographs Of Jetty Mine Last modified - March 27th by larker
Photographs Of Sovereign Hill
Photographs Of Sovereign Hill Last modified - December 23rd 2015 by Imageo
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery Last modified - September 10th 2015 by SimonRL
Photographs Of Mirny
Photographs Of Mirny Last modified - September 10th 2015 by SimonRL
Photographs Of Carrera
Photographs Of Carrera Last modified - September 2nd 2015 by Dr J
Photographs Of Shamrock
Photographs Of Shamrock Last modified - July 5th 2015 by Joanne
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