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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Hudgill Burn
Photographs Of Hudgill Burn Last modified - 56 minutes ago by blackshiver
Photographs Of Kirkleatham
Photographs Of Kirkleatham Last modified - 61 minutes ago by blackshiver
Photographs Of Skelton Park
Photographs Of Skelton Park Last modified - 65 minutes ago by blackshiver
Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - 69 minutes ago by blackshiver
Photographs Of Rhiwbach
Photographs Of Rhiwbach Last modified - 72 minutes ago by blackshiver
Historic Photographs Of Langley Barony
Historic Photographs Of Langley Barony Last modified - 12 hours ago by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Parkgate Pit
Photographs Of Parkgate Pit Last modified - 24 hours ago by lipsi
Photographs Of Balquharn
Photographs Of Balquharn Last modified - 26 hours ago by cubitmg
Photographs Of Allan Water Trial
Photographs Of Allan Water Trial Last modified - 26 hours ago by cubitmg
Historic Photographs Of Hooten Wheals
Historic Photographs Of Hooten Wheals Last modified - December 2nd by B175
Historic Photographs Of Rampgill
Historic Photographs Of Rampgill Last modified - December 1st by Mr Mike
Historic Photographs Of Brewery Shaft
Historic Photographs Of Brewery Shaft Last modified - December 1st by Mr Mike
Photographs Of Capelcleugh
Photographs Of Capelcleugh Last modified - November 30th by royfellows
Photographs Of Carn Galver
Photographs Of Carn Galver Last modified - November 29th by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Sorn No 1 & 2 Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Sorn No 1 & 2 Colliery Last modified - November 29th by Rab.
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Upcoming Events & Meets

AditNow arranges a calendar of events and meets for mine explorers and mining heritage enthusiasts each year. These range from trips for beginners to sporting SRT style explorations, to walks around sites of historic interest, to organised visits to working mines.

May 11th
International Early Engines Conference

International early Engines Conference 2017. The Ironworks, Elsecar. May 11th - 13th 2017. www.earlyengines.org

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June 23rd
NAMHO Conference 2017

The National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, with be hosted by the Wealden Cave & Mine Society and held in the So...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Cardiff
Photographs Of Cardiff Last modified - 37 hours ago by Imageo
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - 38 hours ago by larker
Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - 38 hours ago by larker
Photographs Of Nebo
Photographs Of Nebo Last modified - 38 hours ago by larker
Photographs Of Dendrobium
Photographs Of Dendrobium Last modified - November 26th by larker
Photographs Of Mad Mick's
Photographs Of Mad Mick's Last modified - November 22nd by B175
Photographs Of Naica
Photographs Of Naica Last modified - October 19th by rhychydwr
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier Last modified - October 2nd by Imageo
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine Last modified - September 19th by Minerbray
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery Last modified - September 5th by Onion
Photographs Of Tara
Photographs Of Tara Last modified - July 6th by ttxela
Photographs Of Avoca
Photographs Of Avoca Last modified - July 5th by ttxela
Photographs Of Nowa Ruda
Photographs Of Nowa Ruda Last modified - June 9th by Trogleman
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - June 5th by AdM Michael
Historic Photographs Of Miike
Historic Photographs Of Miike Last modified - May 31st by petiska
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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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  Wiregill Level by christwigg cant place this chris, can you shed some light on it? (poosticker83)   Swarthbeck Gill Iron Trial interior by Hattlebags Excellent colours! (ttxela)   Photographs Of Naica (Photo ref 24578) by Mr Mike No comment left (james l)   Greenlaws Middle Level by Dean Allison gosh, looks a bit like pillar'n'stall coal! (Miles-M)   Mill Dam No 2 shaft. January 1977 by Dickie Bird No comment left (Coggy)   Mill Dam No 2 shaft. January 1977 by Dickie Bird Death by Electron ladder!! (sinker)   Greenlaws Middle Level by Dean Allison All I know is, this is actually quite a nice photograph :D (Blober)   Rampgill Level June 1976 by Dickie Bird No comment left   Rampgill Level June 1976 by Dickie Bird Colour not needed DB. Best since Burrows (Miles-M)   Shaft collar and engine house 1972 by Dickie Bird wow is that just a totally open shaft? (Miles-M)

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