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Contributors

This page has been created to credit and thank contributors to AditNow. Without their work adding content and maintaining the site, it would not be the valuable and growing resource that it currently is.

Of course thanks also go to everybody who contributes, from voting on photographs, to making a contribution in the forum and uploading photographs. All contributions are gratefully received and go to make the site better.

Regional Editors

The regional editors are responsible for maintaining the Major Mining Regions facility, adding mines (in addition to the work done by many other members adding mines) and assigning mines to those regions. It is hoped this facility becomes a major resource over time.

Barney (Midlands)

Location Warwickshire Avatar of Barney

Website www.downandoutimages.com
Joined 01/12/2005
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Captain Scarlet (North West England)

Location The Cumbrian Underground Avatar of Captain Scarlet

Occupation Mine Explorer
Joined 07/03/2007
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carnkie

I'm a member of the Carnkie History Forum and currently researching a book on the mines of the area with particular ref. to social conditions. Diffficult to get a new angle as obviously much has already been written.

Location camborne, cornwall Avatar of carnkie

Occupation retired
Joined 07/09/2007
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ferret (South West England)

underground photography, mining history and geology is my passion and the subject of my studies

Location cornwall Avatar of ferret

Website http://ferret.redbubble.com/works
Occupation postgrad student
Joined 28/04/2007
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Heb (Scotland)

Location -
Joined 04/05/2007
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I.A.Recordings (Midlands)

Location Shropshire Avatar of I.A.Recordings

Website www.iarecordings.org
Joined 01/04/2009
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ICLOK (South West England) (South Wales)

I like all things industrial, mainly engine houses and old mining / quarrying machinery. Done a lot of surface exp in Devon and Cornwall oh and of course Derbyshire Peak. Some experience underground in Derbys up to Med grade.

Location Ripley, Derbyshire up North. Avatar of ICLOK

Website www.ukminingremains.co.uk
Occupation Project manager / Engineering Manager
Joined 19/02/2008
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Imageo

Clambered around old mines in Cornwall, the Lake District and North Pennines as a lad. Now overseas but still in the mining game.

Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Avatar of Imageo

Occupation Geologist
Joined 03/05/2009
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Jimbo (North East England)

It's grim ooop North!!!

Location Ooop North Avatar of Jimbo

Website www.mine-explorer.co.uk (Admin)
Occupation Engineer (Heavy Civils)
Joined 30/03/2007
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JR (South West England)

I'm interested in most 'hard rock' mines and have done some underground exploration in the past (Forest of Dean iron mines and some of the easier slate mines). Now due to advancing years I don't consider myself safe to go underground except for 'tourist' (or very easy) mines. My main interest now is historical research of industrial processes and social history of mining populations. (Just don't get me started about what's been done to the Black Country in the last 25 years!).

Location Lurking near Hereford Avatar of JR

Occupation Retired (injured)
Joined 07/03/2008
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LeeW (Midlands)

Been interested in mining, since about 15, inparticular Derbyshire Lead Mines and Coal Mines. Like surface stuff and searching for hidden features. Also enjoy non mining industrial and general archeology

Location Notts Avatar of LeeW

Website www.ukminingwalks.co.uk
Occupation Hydrogeologist
Joined 28/07/2007
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Manicminer (North Wales)

I have been involved with gold mining in one form or another for a number of years now

Location North Wales Avatar of Manicminer

Joined 29/04/2007
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Mr Mike (North West England)

Started going down mines since 17, explored on and off and since 2003 have gone obsessive about Nenthead.

Location Bury - In The Laboratory Avatar of Mr Mike

Website www.mineexplorer.org.uk
Occupation Electronics Design Eng
Joined 09/06/2007
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NeilR (North East England)

Location York
Occupation Mining Eng (Semi retired)
Joined 22/09/2008
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Peter Burgess (South East England)

Location Merstham. Or is it Godstone ...... ?
Website www.wcms.org.uk
Occupation Complete Amateur Historian
Joined 01/07/2008
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Roy Morton (South West England)

Keen explorer for over 40 years. A founder member of Cornwall Mine Rescue Organisation (21 years) keen photographer, and have worked in mining at various times.

Location Redruth Cornwall Avatar of Roy Morton

Joined 09/10/2007
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royfellows (Mid Wales)

I have been going underground since my late teens and now get involved in more serious projects. I have recently completed the Talybont project, which was sucessful in re accessing workings below the Alltycrib hill. I am also responsible or involved with others for digging projects at Nenthead, Frongoch, Parc Lead Mine, Pantywrach, Henfwlch etc, with more lined up for the future.

Location Great Wyrley near Walsall Avatar of royfellows

Website www.mineexplorer.com
Occupation Company Director (retired)
Joined 13/06/2007
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simonrail (North East England)

Location Cleveland Avatar of simonrail

Occupation Retired cartographic surveyor
Joined 23/07/2008
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SimonRL (North Wales)

What on earth do people say here?

Location North Wales Avatar of SimonRL

Website www.aditnow.co.uk
Occupation Web stuff
Joined 27/11/2005
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sparty_lea (North East England)

Ex climber, Ex potholer who found a mine one day and forgot to come out again. Interested in anything to do with rock

Location Weardale Avatar of sparty_lea

Joined 26/04/2007
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Tin Miner (South West England)

Location -
Joined 24/06/2007
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Equipment Reviews

Mine explorers use all manner of equipment, from SRT and specialised lighting equipment to work wear and photographic equipment. We aim to bring reviews of relevant kit in the near future.

AR

Location Knot far from Knotlow in the middle of the Peak District Avatar of AR

Joined 07/11/2007
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Moorebooks

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Website WWW.Moorebooks.co.uk
Joined 28/11/2007
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pat

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Joined 22/11/2007
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Forum Moderators

Responsible for the smooth running of the Mine Exploration Forum; the first (as far as we are aware) web forum in the UK specific to mine and quarry exploration.

Vanoord

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Website www.aditnow.co.uk
Occupation Llareggub
Joined 28/11/2005
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Special Projects

Responsible for the dreaming up and running of ideas such as the AditNow 2007 Photo Competition.

Vanoord

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Website www.aditnow.co.uk
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Want to help?

If you would like to help by assisting with the administration of an area of the site, or if you would like to share specialised knowledge about the mining and quarrying industry and history in an area of the UK then we would love to hear from you.

All members who contribute are fully ackowledged against all content they upload, and can edit their content at any time. In addition, specific contributors are credited automatically on this page.

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