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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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If you're new to the site why not head over to the forum to connect with other explorers or to ask any questions. We're a friendly and helpful bunch!

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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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Victorian Costume Trip
26/04/2014 09:45
The ever popular Victorian costume trip makes its annual appearance. Due to popular demand we’re returning to Cwmorthin this year. However, this year there’s an optional extra – arrival by steam train! We’re catching the Ffestiniog Railway steam...

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Mouldridge exploration
30/04/2014 19:15
Ideal novice trip, but also of interest to experienced explorers. Grade: Easy. Dry t...
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04/05/2014 10:30
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Tindale Spelter & Waggonways - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014
25/05/2014 10:30
Tindale Spelter & Waggonways Meet Tindale Village Grid Ref.: NY617-593 MINES HER...
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Tilberthwaite Mines & Quarries - Ian Tyler - Mines Heritage Walks 2014
15/06/2014 10:30
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AditNow is a free and permanent resource for all, but it needs your help to continue to grow.

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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