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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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Upcoming Events & Meets

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 sporting SRT style explorations, to walks around sites of historic interest, to organised visits to working mines.

We also run beginner trips designed to offer an easy introduction to mine exploring.

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Ecton Lead Mines meet
02/11/2014 10:00
An opportunity for 'Adit Now' members/guests to explore three lead mines in an area dominated by copper mining. The mines to be explored are WHEY LEVEL, LIMEPITS MINE(Also known as West Ecton) and HOLLYBANK LEVEL. All the mines are of limited exten...

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Nenthead Mines Work Day
02/11/2014 10:00
Wee are trying to finish the wall building on the Explosives Store. We also have a...
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Slide Show: Coal mining in North Derbyshire & South Yorkshire
12/11/2014 07:30
A unique opportunity to take a trip back in time to when collieries were in abundance...
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Slide Show: Popular Society Mines Visits
26/11/2014 07:30
Some mines are featured in the Society Meets Programme on a regular basis, such as; D...
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NAMHO 2015
22/05/2015 07:00
Nenthead Mines Conservation Society will be hosting the Conference at Nenthead from 2...
 

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Do you have photographs of mines - past or present, above or below ground - or mining documents that you can share?

Anything relevant that you can share will be gratefully received and added to the permanent archive of mining history and mine exploration photographs and documents.

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