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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - July 30th by dajones
Photographs Of Minera Meadows Shaft
Photographs Of Minera Meadows Shaft Last modified - July 29th by royfellows
Photographs Of Maenofferen
Photographs Of Maenofferen Last modified - July 28th by Down and beyond
Photographs Of Box
Photographs Of Box Last modified - July 27th by Down and beyond
Historic Photographs Of Wyllie Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Wyllie Colliery Last modified - July 22nd by Rhiannon
Photographs Of Hay Gill
Photographs Of Hay Gill Last modified - July 19th by markie168
Photographs Of Talargoch
Photographs Of Talargoch Last modified - July 17th by gwynmwyn
Photographs Of Woodford Mine
Photographs Of Woodford Mine Last modified - July 15th by Down and beyond
Photographs Of Tilberthwaite
Photographs Of Tilberthwaite Last modified - July 13th by Pete Monkhouse
Photographs Of Tywarnhayle
Photographs Of Tywarnhayle Last modified - July 12th by s-10
Photographs Of Cligga Head
Photographs Of Cligga Head Last modified - July 12th by s-10
Photographs Of Wardley
Photographs Of Wardley Last modified - July 12th by lyons
Photographs Of Hafan
Photographs Of Hafan Last modified - July 12th by John Griffiths
Photographs Of Fron-Boeth
Photographs Of Fron-Boeth Last modified - July 10th by alex17595
Photographs Of Croesor
Photographs Of Croesor Last modified - July 9th by alex17595
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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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  Watch out! by SimonRL RockChick shifting some muck! (sinker)   Photographs Of Woodfield (Photo ref 71032) by merlin10911 The curtains been many years since I visited these they were still their in my last visit (Down and beyond)   Llechwedd Floor 3 with Albion Riever lorry 1979 by hymac580c Lovely! (sinker)   The Second "BROTHERS pIT" capped shaft, found under moss and grass approximately 30 feet North East of the other one. by Cyril Maurice No comment left (ArchAndy)   old shaft in Emroyd wood by Cyril Maurice No comment left (ArchAndy)   AN trip 25/3/17 by ttxela This is a brilliant photo. I love the scale. Not sure which level it is. (pjwinstone)   Philip Weekes by Dai the Pitman No comment left (Coggy)   Clive Engine house , Talargoch Lead Mine by gwynmwyn Nice. (sinker)   Blaencwm power station by alex17595 Is this looking up towards rhosydd? I've always noticed the building stood there, is that a tunnel at the top of the incline? (danswift)   Blaencwm power station by alex17595 Nice photo good description of what is going on also (Down and beyond)

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