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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Virtuous Lady
Photographs Of Virtuous Lady Last modified - 47 hours ago by wookey
Photographs Of Leicht
Photographs Of Leicht Last modified - May 28th by JMB
Photographs Of Basset
Photographs Of Basset Last modified - May 28th by Scoggan
Photographs Of Uny
Photographs Of Uny Last modified - May 28th by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Coldberry Mine
Historic Photographs Of Coldberry Mine Last modified - May 27th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Capelcleugh
Historic Photographs Of Capelcleugh Last modified - May 27th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Oakeley
Historic Photographs Of Oakeley Last modified - May 26th by JonK
Historic Photographs Of Florence
Historic Photographs Of Florence Last modified - May 26th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Penrhyn
Historic Photographs Of Penrhyn Last modified - May 26th by JonK
Cambrian Mines Trust Work Days
Cambrian Mines Trust Work Days Last modified - May 23rd by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - May 21st by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Pen-Y-Ffridd
Photographs Of Pen-Y-Ffridd Last modified - May 20th by Willy Eckerslyke
Photographs Of Lochaline
Photographs Of Lochaline Last modified - May 18th by JMB
Photographs Of Whitesmith
Photographs Of Whitesmith Last modified - May 16th by JMB
Photographs Of Middleshoppe
Photographs Of Middleshoppe Last modified - May 16th by JMB

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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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120 YEARS OF THE VMZ AT NENTHEAD
06/08/2016 10:00
A weekend of events to mark 120 years since the VMZ arrived at Nenthead. Saturday 6th August will be talks, exhibitions, visit by descendants of miners from mainland Europe, Sunday 7th to be underground trips and surface walks. Book the dates. UP...

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11th International Mining History Congress
05/09/2016 17:00
NAMHO Conference 2017
23/06/2017 10:00

Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Historic Photographs Of Miike
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Photographs Of Ferropolis
Photographs Of Ferropolis Last modified - May 6th by Cuban Bloodhound
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
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