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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Bryntail
Photographs Of Bryntail Last modified - 38 hours ago by royfellows
Photographs Of Skelton Park
Photographs Of Skelton Park Last modified - May 23rd by simonrail
Photographs Of Snowdon Brittania
Photographs Of Snowdon Brittania Last modified - May 22nd by ttxela
Photographs Of Snailbeach
Photographs Of Snailbeach Last modified - May 21st by Gavin
Historic Photographs Of Low Skears
Historic Photographs Of Low Skears Last modified - May 21st by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of New Hawne
Photographs Of New Hawne Last modified - May 20th by Eddie Forrester
Photographs Of Easdale
Photographs Of Easdale Last modified - May 20th by JMB
Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - May 19th by Miles-M
Photographs Of Blaen Twrch
Photographs Of Blaen Twrch Last modified - May 15th by P Knight
Photographs Of Old Man
Photographs Of Old Man Last modified - May 14th by Jimbo
Historic Photographs Of Old Man
Historic Photographs Of Old Man Last modified - May 14th by Jimbo
Photographs Of Ticknall
Photographs Of Ticknall Last modified - May 14th by Griffithsi
Photographs Of Clayton Adit
Photographs Of Clayton Adit Last modified - May 10th by ttxela
Photographs Of Ecton Deep
Photographs Of Ecton Deep Last modified - May 10th by ttxela
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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.

June 23rd
NAMHO Conference 2017

The National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, with be hosted by the Wealden Cave & Mine Society and held in the So...

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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 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
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier Last modified - October 2nd 2016 by Imageo
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