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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Norwich
Photographs Of Norwich Last modified - 41 hours ago by I.T.A.E
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Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - February 13th by dajones
Photographs Of Cromford Sough
Photographs Of Cromford Sough Last modified - February 10th by AR
Photographs Of Thoralby
Photographs Of Thoralby Last modified - February 6th by Red78
Historic Photographs Of Grosmont Ironworks
Historic Photographs Of Grosmont Ironworks Last modified - February 3rd by edjones
Historic Photographs Of Glaisdale
Historic Photographs Of Glaisdale Last modified - February 3rd by edjones
Historic Photographs Of Groverake
Historic Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - February 3rd by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Oakeley
Photographs Of Oakeley Last modified - February 1st by RAMPAGE
Historic Photographs Of Hope Level
Historic Photographs Of Hope Level Last modified - January 28th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Meldon
Photographs Of Meldon Last modified - January 25th by Scoggan
Photographs Of Bacheiddon
Photographs Of Bacheiddon Last modified - January 23rd by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Cromford & High Peak Railway
Historic Photographs Of Cromford & High Peak Railway Last modified - January 23rd by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Diffwys
Historic Photographs Of Diffwys Last modified - January 13th by ChrisBones69
Photographs Of Walbottle Blucher Pit
Photographs Of Walbottle Blucher Pit Last modified - January 9th by Dr Watson
Photographs Of Diglake Colliery
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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

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Photographs Of Mirny
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Historic Photographs Of Ostwig
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Historic Photographs Of Great Southern
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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
Photographs Of Erith
Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th 2019 by larker
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