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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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

Historic Photographs Of Moorwood Moor
Historic Photographs Of Moorwood Moor Last modified - January 23rd by Wastwater
Historic Photographs Of Bryneglwys
Historic Photographs Of Bryneglwys Last modified - January 23rd by Eddie Forrester
Photographs Of Aber Mine
Photographs Of Aber Mine Last modified - January 21st by SimonRL
Photographs Of Trewavas
Photographs Of Trewavas Last modified - January 19th by Aditman
Photographs Of Trecastell
Photographs Of Trecastell Last modified - January 19th by Whitnall55
Photographs Of Bower
Photographs Of Bower Last modified - January 18th by Outdoor Miner
Photographs Of Holwell Mines And Quarries
Photographs Of Holwell Mines And Quarries Last modified - January 17th by Bunkertastic
Photographs Of Polberro Consls.Royal
Photographs Of Polberro Consls.Royal Last modified - January 16th by tracyclimber
Historic Photographs Of Clarghyll Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Clarghyll Colliery Last modified - January 16th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Granville No2
Photographs Of Granville No2 Last modified - January 12th by alex17595
Photographs Of Cadley Hill Colliery
Photographs Of Cadley Hill Colliery Last modified - January 12th by alex17595
Photographs Of Granville No1
Photographs Of Granville No1 Last modified - January 12th by alex17595
Photographs Of Cartwrights
Photographs Of Cartwrights Last modified - January 12th by alex17595
Photographs Of Ayle Colliery
Photographs Of Ayle Colliery Last modified - January 11th by jakeplumb
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Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

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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.

February 4th
Iron Mining in North Lincolnshire

Les Riley will be talking about the Iron Mines of North Lincolnshire, 1850 onwards. The talk will cover the lay of the orefield, early surface wor...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Historic Photographs Of Bentaillou
Historic Photographs Of Bentaillou Last modified - January 3rd by PME
Historic Photographs Of Marcelita Gold Mine
Historic Photographs Of Marcelita Gold Mine Last modified - November 2nd 2020 by Minegeo
Photographs Of Silvermines
Photographs Of Silvermines Last modified - October 30th 2020 by Minegeo
Photographs Of Britannia
Photographs Of Britannia Last modified - October 30th 2020 by Minegeo
Historic Photographs Of Madjarevo
Historic Photographs Of Madjarevo Last modified - October 28th 2020 by Minegeo
Historic Photographs Of Almagrera
Historic Photographs Of Almagrera Last modified - October 28th 2020 by Minegeo
Photographs Of Minas De Rio Tinto
Photographs Of Minas De Rio Tinto Last modified - October 28th 2020 by Minegeo
Photographs Of Berkeley Pit
Photographs Of Berkeley Pit Last modified - October 13th 2020 by Edwardov
Historic Photographs Of La Cara
Historic Photographs Of La Cara Last modified - September 5th 2020 by Hassunis
Photographs Of Sungun
Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - March 17th 2020 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
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