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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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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Latest UK mining, mining history & mine exploration photographs

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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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Next Event
NAMHO 2015
22/05/2015 07:00
Nenthead Mines Conservation Society will be hosting the Conference at Nenthead from 22 to 25 May 2015. Details of events will be posted here and at www.namho.org Offers of trips and papers gratefully accepted. email admin@nentheadmines.com

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Latest International mining, mining history & mine exploration photographs

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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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