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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Trefor
Photographs Of Trefor Last modified - 15 hours ago by 4737carlin
Air Shaft Behind The Shepherd And Shepherdess
Air Shaft Behind The Shepherd And Shepherdess Last modified - August 29th by lyons
Photographs Of Carrock
Photographs Of Carrock Last modified - August 26th by Hattlebags
Historic Photographs Of Pleasley
Historic Photographs Of Pleasley Last modified - August 25th by tarboat
Historic Photographs Of Bolsover
Historic Photographs Of Bolsover Last modified - August 22nd by tarboat
Photographs Of Gorseddau
Photographs Of Gorseddau Last modified - August 21st by Wyn
Photographs Of Princess
Photographs Of Princess Last modified - August 21st by sjmelhuish
Historic Photographs Of Seaton Burn
Historic Photographs Of Seaton Burn Last modified - August 18th by Lister
Photographs Of Cwmystwyth
Photographs Of Cwmystwyth Last modified - August 18th by jaseredjacket1987
Photographs Of Uny
Photographs Of Uny Last modified - August 13th by carnkie
Photographs Of Dubs
Photographs Of Dubs Last modified - August 13th by 4737carlin
Photographs Of Ystrad Einion
Photographs Of Ystrad Einion Last modified - August 13th by rhychydwr
Photographs Of Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - August 12th by oldcaver
Photographs Of Black Hole
Photographs Of Black Hole Last modified - August 10th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Willoughby
Historic Photographs Of Willoughby Last modified - August 8th by Lister

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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 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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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Carrera
Photographs Of Carrera Last modified - 36 hours ago by Dr J
Photographs Of Sungun
Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - July 17th by Hashem Etminan
Photographs Of Shamrock
Photographs Of Shamrock Last modified - July 5th by Joanne
Photographs Of Wieliczka
Photographs Of Wieliczka Last modified - June 28th by christwigg
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - June 22nd by AdM Michael
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Abermain No 3 Colliery Last modified - June 22nd by JDurant
Photographs Of Gallerie Ravaccione
Photographs Of Gallerie Ravaccione Last modified - June 9th by Dr J
Photographs Of Mule Flats
Photographs Of Mule Flats Last modified - May 9th by Joanne
Photographs Of Accident
Photographs Of Accident Last modified - May 8th by Joanne
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
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  Trefor quarry by 4737carlin No comment left (Willy Eckerslyke)   False Floor 1992 by royfellows No comment left (coachman)   Tunnel between level and dressing floor by christwigg No comment left (sir francis lilo)   Pump rod deviation mechanism by Willy Eckerslyke nice to see the shadows, makes it more real   Rusticles by Willy Eckerslyke nice to see the iron shells (lab rat)   Formations by Willy Eckerslyke No comment left   During reconstruction by lyons Thanks for posting - an intriguing bit of history! (legendrider)   Strange Clouds above the old working face by Teigl No comment left (Willy Eckerslyke)   Surface by sjmelhuish No comment left   Strange Clouds above the old working face by Teigl No comment left

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