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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Pockstones Groove
Photographs Of Pockstones Groove Last modified - May 22nd by Red78
Photographs Of Hornsleasow Quarry
Photographs Of Hornsleasow Quarry Last modified - May 22nd by Minerbray
Photographs Of Jane East
Photographs Of Jane East Last modified - May 21st by Scoggan
Photographs Of Worth Forest Furnace
Photographs Of Worth Forest Furnace Last modified - May 21st by Peter Burgess
Photographs Of Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - May 21st by dajones
Photographs Of Wheal Betsy
Photographs Of Wheal Betsy Last modified - May 16th by davidsinclair
Maentwrog - Pre 1986
Maentwrog - Pre 1986 Last modified - May 15th by grahami
Photographs Of Herodsfoot
Photographs Of Herodsfoot Last modified - May 15th by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Hendre Spar
Historic Photographs Of Hendre Spar Last modified - May 15th by johnwin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - May 13th by JohnnearCfon
Photographs Of Gregory
Photographs Of Gregory Last modified - May 13th by alex17595
Photographs Of English Arsenic Company, Roseworthy, Camborne
Photographs Of English Arsenic Company, Roseworthy, Camborne Last modified - May 11th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Parkmore
Photographs Of Parkmore Last modified - May 10th by Martyd123
Photographs Of Wheal Harriet
Photographs Of Wheal Harriet Last modified - May 5th by bazzhula
Photographs Of Cronberry Clay Mine
Photographs Of Cronberry Clay Mine Last modified - May 3rd by Rab.
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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.

Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Sungun
Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - March 17th by Hashem Etminan
Photographs Of Victoria Battery
Photographs Of Victoria Battery Last modified - November 30th 2019 by B175
Photographs Of Martha
Photographs Of Martha Last modified - November 30th 2019 by B175
Photographs Of Mirny
Photographs Of Mirny Last modified - August 1st 2019 by carnkie
Historic Photographs Of Ostwig
Historic Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - July 8th 2019 by AdM Michael
Historic Photographs Of Great Southern
Historic Photographs Of Great Southern Last modified - July 5th 2019 by Sigoau
Photographs Of Great Southern
Photographs Of Great Southern Last modified - July 5th 2019 by Sigoau
Photographs Of Jumna
Photographs Of Jumna Last modified - July 5th 2019 by Sigoau
Photographs Of Valentia
Photographs Of Valentia Last modified - June 19th 2019 by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery Last modified - April 23rd 2019 by larker
Photographs Of Hill End
Photographs Of Hill End Last modified - March 11th 2019 by larker
Photographs Of Mountain Mine
Photographs Of Mountain Mine Last modified - February 25th 2019 by I.A.Recordings
Photographs Of Handlová
Photographs Of Handlová Last modified - February 25th 2019 by I.A.Recordings
Historic Photographs Of Erith
Historic Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th 2019 by larker
Photographs Of Erith
Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th 2019 by larker
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  Massive timber work. Easter 1984 by Dickie Bird Nice Image I wonder if those two are still at it ?? (Paul Marvin)   Large dredge 1908 by carnkie No comment left (Steppegold)   Aerial view of the Gang mines by Dickie Bird No comment left (Coggy)   Last pit ponies to leave the Durham coal field by chriscambo25 No comment left (Cuban Bloodhound)   Last pit ponies to leave the Durham coal field by chriscambo25 Great photo. (sinker)   Last pit ponies to leave the Durham coal field by chriscambo25 No comment left (Cuban Bloodhound)   Last pit ponies to leave the Durham coal field by chriscambo25 The image might be on the Durham Mining Museum site. Worth a try. (philfred)   Last pit ponies to leave the Durham coal field by chriscambo25 Does anyone know who they are? (BMWrider)   Braking jet, no. 4 unit by grahami An A range Rotork actuator. Colour gray as standard. Swore a few times while sorting a few dozen of those a year.in my twenties. Still going strong around the world as well. (TwllMawr)   Hendre Spar Mine. Level below. 1992 by johnwin Wonder if it’s still there? (llay101)

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