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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Uny
Photographs Of Uny Last modified - 29 hours ago by carnkie
Photographs Of Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - 34 hours ago by dajones
Photographs Of Ackton Hall Colliery
Photographs Of Ackton Hall Colliery Last modified - 42 hours ago by SPARKY JS
Photographs Of Ventonwyn
Photographs Of Ventonwyn Last modified - May 21st by Scoggan
Photographs Of Tremar Fuse Works
Photographs Of Tremar Fuse Works Last modified - May 20th by Scoggan
Photographs Of Kitty
Photographs Of Kitty Last modified - May 19th by Scoggan
Photographs Of Blue Hills
Photographs Of Blue Hills Last modified - May 19th by Scoggan
Photographs Of Croesor
Photographs Of Croesor Last modified - May 17th by TwllMawr
Historic Photographs Of Spence Level
Historic Photographs Of Spence Level Last modified - May 17th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Cwmdwyfor
Photographs Of Cwmdwyfor Last modified - May 16th by TwllMawr
Photographs Of Prince Of Wales
Photographs Of Prince Of Wales Last modified - May 16th by TwllMawr
Photographs Of Rake Rigg Mine
Photographs Of Rake Rigg Mine Last modified - May 15th by samuel_carradice
Photographs Of Wapping
Photographs Of Wapping Last modified - May 10th by Jamie199
Photographs Of Leven Seat
Photographs Of Leven Seat Last modified - May 6th by Pyroninja
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Photographs Of Babes In The Wood Last modified - May 5th by Andy Sykes
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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

Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery Last modified - April 23rd by larker
Photographs Of Hill End
Photographs Of Hill End Last modified - March 11th by larker
Photographs Of Mountain Mine
Photographs Of Mountain Mine Last modified - February 25th by I.A.Recordings
Photographs Of Handlová
Photographs Of Handlová Last modified - February 25th by I.A.Recordings
Historic Photographs Of Erith
Historic Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th by larker
Photographs Of Erith
Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th by larker
Photographs Of Balmain Colliery
Photographs Of Balmain Colliery Last modified - February 8th by larker
Photographs Of Blair Athol No. 4
Photographs Of Blair Athol No. 4 Last modified - January 31st by larker
Historic Photographs Of Linares-La Carolina
Historic Photographs Of Linares-La Carolina Last modified - January 29th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Wieliczka
Photographs Of Wieliczka Last modified - January 16th by Pyroninja
Photographs Of Vulcan
Photographs Of Vulcan Last modified - January 3rd by Imageo
Photographs Of Ok
Photographs Of Ok Last modified - August 30th 2018 by Imageo
Photographs Of Cappagh
Photographs Of Cappagh Last modified - June 27th 2018 by Saundry1946
Photographs Of Glandore
Photographs Of Glandore Last modified - June 26th 2018 by Saundry1946
Photographs Of Ballyhickey
Photographs Of Ballyhickey Last modified - June 26th 2018 by Saundry1946
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  Wheal Uny engine houses by carnkie No comment left (Scoggan)   Cwm Croesor from the Rhosydd tramway by Willy Eckerslyke Great shot. (TwllMawr)   There and back by TwllMawr There's nothing so nice... (Willy Eckerslyke)   Croesor Bridge by ninty No comment left (royfellows)   Cwm Dwyfor Copper Mine (Foreground) by TwllMawr No comment left (Willy Eckerslyke)   Cumberland cavern entrance circa 1983 ... Yeuch by ICLOK I went down there in 1972, what an adventure that was ! (Coggy)   Not the Arches Incline by RAMPAGE You always manage to pull off "Manly" (llay101)   Not the Arches Incline by RAMPAGE while the train is away... (Llion)   Wheel pit 1985 by Dickie Bird No comment left (Coggy)   Dinorwic Quarry - Commercial Postcard by JonK I think this postcard is later than your previous upload, more tips in lake. (JohnnearCfon)

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