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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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

Historic Photographs Of Kingshill No 1 Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Kingshill No 1 Colliery Last modified - 13 hours ago by tarboat
Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - 17 hours ago by Dr J
Historic Photographs Of Goginan
Historic Photographs Of Goginan Last modified - 25 hours ago by royfellows
Photographs Of Pluckhor
Photographs Of Pluckhor Last modified - July 22nd by Hattlebags
Photographs Of Goldscope
Photographs Of Goldscope Last modified - July 22nd by Hattlebags
Historic Photographs Of Johnson Coal Drift Mine
Historic Photographs Of Johnson Coal Drift Mine Last modified - July 12th by tonto125
Photographs Of Aberllefenni
Photographs Of Aberllefenni Last modified - July 11th by thorpey
Photographs Of Killhope
Photographs Of Killhope Last modified - July 10th by colin567
Photographs Of Brownley Hill Mine
Photographs Of Brownley Hill Mine Last modified - July 7th by suboffender
Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - July 7th by suboffender
Photographs Of Waterloo Colliery
Photographs Of Waterloo Colliery Last modified - July 7th by SJMStuart
Photographs Of Nantmelin
Photographs Of Nantmelin Last modified - July 6th by royfellows
Photographs Of Alltycrib
Photographs Of Alltycrib Last modified - July 6th by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of Carbis Bay Adits, Nr St Ives
Historic Photographs Of Carbis Bay Adits, Nr St Ives Last modified - July 2nd by rhychydwr
Photographs Of Glyn Pits
Photographs Of Glyn Pits Last modified - July 1st by christwigg

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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 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
Photographs Of Keane Wonder
Photographs Of Keane Wonder Last modified - February 27th by Dickie Bird
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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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