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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Minllyn
Photographs Of Minllyn Last modified - 18 hours ago by arnie187
Historic Photographs Of Hudeshope
Historic Photographs Of Hudeshope Last modified - July 22nd by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Wapping
Photographs Of Wapping Last modified - July 19th by ttxela
Photographs Of Magpie
Photographs Of Magpie Last modified - July 19th by ttxela
Photographs Of Bwlch Cwmllan
Photographs Of Bwlch Cwmllan Last modified - July 19th by 4737carlin
Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - July 17th by Gavin
Photographs Of Hudeshope West
Photographs Of Hudeshope West Last modified - July 16th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Seler Ddu
Photographs Of Seler Ddu Last modified - July 14th by Willy Eckerslyke
Mandale Mine Visit
Mandale Mine Visit Last modified - July 6th by SimonRL
Historic Photographs Of Mandale
Historic Photographs Of Mandale Last modified - July 6th by SimonRL
Photographs Of Alltycrib
Photographs Of Alltycrib Last modified - July 3rd by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of Dorothea
Historic Photographs Of Dorothea Last modified - June 27th by lyons
A Walk Up The Line
A Walk Up The Line Last modified - June 26th by SimonRL
Photographs Of Sharnberry
Photographs Of Sharnberry Last modified - June 25th by RetroGamerVX
Historic Photographs Of Fallowfield
Historic Photographs Of Fallowfield Last modified - June 25th by Jimbo
Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

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.

September 9th
Alderley Edge

Specific details of which mine will be agreed nearer the time. Please keep an eye on here for more details nearer the time.

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September 23rd
Parys/Mona Mine

Full details will be added nearer the time. BCA Insurance IS required. It is a requirement of the mine owner that anyone going in carries insurance...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Katoomba Colliery
Photographs Of Katoomba Colliery Last modified - June 29th by SimonRL
Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg Last modified - May 17th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell Last modified - April 5th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Bochnia
Photographs Of Bochnia Last modified - March 13th by Edd
Photographs Of Sachtleben
Photographs Of Sachtleben Last modified - December 27th 2016 by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Ostwig
Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - December 27th 2016 by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Darkes Forest
Photographs Of Darkes Forest Last modified - December 21st 2016 by larker
Photographs Of West Cliff
Photographs Of West Cliff Last modified - December 20th 2016 by larker
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - December 17th 2016 by larker
Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - December 15th 2016 by larker
Photographs Of Cardiff
Photographs Of Cardiff Last modified - December 4th 2016 by Imageo
Photographs Of Nebo
Photographs Of Nebo Last modified - December 4th 2016 by larker
Photographs Of Dendrobium
Photographs Of Dendrobium Last modified - November 26th 2016 by larker
Photographs Of Mad Mick's
Photographs Of Mad Mick's Last modified - November 22nd 2016 by B175
Photographs Of Naica
Photographs Of Naica Last modified - October 19th 2016 by rhychydwr
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