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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Washy Green
Photographs Of Washy Green Last modified - 12 hours ago by Red78
Photographs Of Rhiwbach
Photographs Of Rhiwbach Last modified - September 25th by liverburd
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Photographs Of Maenofferen Last modified - September 24th by liverburd
Photographs Of Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - September 24th by dajones
Photographs Of Bryneglwys
Photographs Of Bryneglwys Last modified - September 21st by Down and beyond
Photographs Of Wyrley Common Colliery
Photographs Of Wyrley Common Colliery Last modified - September 21st by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of Wyrley Common Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Wyrley Common Colliery Last modified - September 21st by royfellows
Photographs Of Boltsburn
Photographs Of Boltsburn Last modified - September 20th by PeteJ
Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Historic Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - September 20th by PeteJ
Historic Photographs Of Scraithole
Historic Photographs Of Scraithole Last modified - September 20th by PeteJ
Photographs Of Caradon South
Photographs Of Caradon South Last modified - September 19th by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Pelsall Colliery Ebenezer Pit
Historic Photographs Of Pelsall Colliery Ebenezer Pit Last modified - September 19th by royfellows
Photographs Of Blaen-Y-Cwm
Photographs Of Blaen-Y-Cwm Last modified - September 14th by liverburd
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Photographs Of Bwamaen Last modified - September 13th by royfellows
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Photographs Of Grove Colliery Last modified - September 11th by royfellows
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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 La Cara
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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
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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
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