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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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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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Victorian Costume Trip 2015
25/04/2015 10:00
The ever popular Victorian costume trip makes its annual appearance. Due to popular demand we’re returning to Cwmorthin again. What you need: • An oil/paraffin lamp (available cheaply from e-bay!) • A Victorian costume (see Cwmorthin user alb...

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03/07/2015 10:00
 

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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  Ropework down the stope, NAMHO 2011 by royfellows No comment left (RJV)   Back Vein Incline Floor C by martymarty Great photo Love the lighting effects   Group shot of explorers after day out in Cwmorthin, Shot on 120 film using a 1936 Zeiss Ikon Nettar by martymarty I was there top right (bob adams)   Clayton Engine chamber in June 1977 by Dickie Bird No comment left   Penarth by Blober No comment left (Cat_Bones)   Powder house in 1969 by Dickie Bird lovely picture,never got to see it as it was sadly demolished (sir francis lilo)   Naica 1 by Minegeo No comment left   Naica Lead Mine User Album Image 007 by Mr Mike No comment left   Remains of the Octagon Smelt mill in 1969 by Dickie Bird No comment left   Looking into South Twll by Teigl No comment left
 
 
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