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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Emmer Green
Photographs Of Emmer Green Last modified - August 16th by Ed W
Photographs Of Backbarrow
Photographs Of Backbarrow Last modified - August 13th by peterrivington
Photographs Of New Crofton
Photographs Of New Crofton Last modified - August 13th by legendrider
Photographs Of Groverake
Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - August 13th by legendrider
Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - August 7th by arnie187
Photographs Of Goatsfoot Quarry
Photographs Of Goatsfoot Quarry Last modified - August 5th by Jethro10
Historic Photographs Of Surrender
Historic Photographs Of Surrender Last modified - August 4th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Flagstaff.
Photographs Of Flagstaff. Last modified - August 3rd by JMB
Photographs Of Penmon Park.
Photographs Of Penmon Park. Last modified - August 3rd by JMB
Photographs Of Tynyweirglodd
Photographs Of Tynyweirglodd Last modified - August 1st by JMB
Photographs Of Pandora
Photographs Of Pandora Last modified - July 31st by lazyjason
Photographs Of Bryntail
Photographs Of Bryntail Last modified - July 31st by JMB
Photographs Of Fron-Boeth
Photographs Of Fron-Boeth Last modified - July 28th by Vanoord
Photographs Of Cwm Ciprwth
Photographs Of Cwm Ciprwth Last modified - July 26th by danswift
Photographs Of Minllyn
Photographs Of Minllyn Last modified - July 24th by arnie187
Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

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.

September 9th
Alderley Edge

A decision will be made on the day for which mine to visit, depending on people''s interest and preference, West Mine, Engine Vein and Wood Mine are o...

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September 23rd
Parys/Mona Mine

Meeting point: the public car park at the top of the mountain, beside the B5111 (Amlwch to Rhosybol/Llanerchymedd road). Grid Ref: SH438905. http://...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Katoomba Colliery
Photographs Of Katoomba Colliery Last modified - June 29th by SimonRL
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
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  Two ways ? by arnie187 Nice (sinker)   Old Vein D2W by Miles-M No comment left (skimble)   Old Vein D2W by Miles-M No comment left (SimonRL)   Two ways ? by arnie187 No comment left (SimonRL)   Old Vein D2W by Miles-M Great capture (arnie187)   Old Vein D2W by Miles-M Fantastic photo, well done. 2W OV certainly is an amazing place (TheBogieman)   Stairway to heaven by arnie187 Cracking! (Dr J)   Stairway to heaven by arnie187 Nice. (sinker)   In 1976 by Dickie Bird No comment left (Tamarmole)   Pollington by ruthybtait great photo, nice to identify the workers. (bhank1948)

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