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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Venton
Photographs Of Venton Last modified - 36 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Hazels Cross
Photographs Of Hazels Cross Last modified - 36 hours ago by larker
Photographs Of Wrey
Photographs Of Wrey Last modified - April 22nd by Scoggan
Photographs Of Zion
Photographs Of Zion Last modified - April 22nd by Scoggan
Photographs Of Frongoch
Photographs Of Frongoch Last modified - April 20th by Mr Sam
Historic Photographs Of Dinorwig
Historic Photographs Of Dinorwig Last modified - April 19th by JonK
Photographs Of New Rake Bottom
Photographs Of New Rake Bottom Last modified - April 18th by LeeW
Photographs Of Oxlow Head Engine
Photographs Of Oxlow Head Engine Last modified - April 18th by LeeW
Photographs Of Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - April 18th by dajones
Photographs Of Burning Drake (Peak Forest)
Photographs Of Burning Drake (Peak Forest) Last modified - April 17th by LeeW
Photographs Of Llanberis
Photographs Of Llanberis Last modified - April 16th by Karl Marx
Photographs Of Conistone Moor
Photographs Of Conistone Moor Last modified - April 14th by Red78
Historic Photographs Of Old Gang
Historic Photographs Of Old Gang Last modified - April 14th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Cop Rake
Photographs Of Cop Rake Last modified - April 11th by LeeW
Photographs Of Siggate Head
Photographs Of Siggate Head Last modified - April 11th by LeeW
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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 - 36 hours ago 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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  Dinorwic Quarry - Commercial Postcard by JonK I think this postcard is later than your previous upload, more tips in lake. (JohnnearCfon)   Bridgework Lower Adit, Llanberis Cu Mine, Eastern Workings by Karl Marx Exposure on that pitch gave me shivers! (danswift)   Floor 11 New Vein Tunnel Entrance Oakeley 1980s by grahami I did it, but in my own Land Rover, with someone who was on good terms with Will Roberts :-) (JohnnearCfon)   Floor 11 New Vein Tunnel Entrance Oakeley 1980s by grahami No comment left (SimonRL)   Moorgreen Colliery by pbripley No comment left (Cuban Bloodhound)   Tunnel entrance by snap That got my undivided attention! (legendrider)   Draycott Cross Colliery by snap Some stunning pics in here (legendrider)   Floor 11 New Vein Tunnel Entrance Oakeley 1980s by grahami No comment left (SimonRL)   Nyth-y-Gigfran 1980s - Platforms by grahami No comment left (Willy Eckerslyke)   Floor 11 New Vein Tunnel Entrance Oakeley 1980s by grahami I regret never going on that trip (Willy Eckerslyke)

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