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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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United Downs copper 57 minutes ago by AR Diminsdale colliery 4 hours ago by renna01 Test Your Knowledge Guys 4 hours ago by Paul Marvin Early Engines Conference 2 5 hours ago by Tamarmole Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500 23 hours ago by Mr.C Photographs Of New High Carr No 3 (album) 24 hours ago by A500_Adit INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020 24 hours ago by AR Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine) 27 hours ago by risy76115 Adit in Bangor near the Pier 29 hours ago by BertyBasset Personal Album Of A500_Adit (album) April 6th by A500_Adit Tramway in Hyons Wood (photo) April 5th by makapala Tramway bridge (photo) April 5th by allenrodgers underground frickley (photo) April 4th by inbye Mines to explore April 4th by The Fresh Prince of Portreath What’s the funniest thing underground? April 3rd by Roy Morton What’s the strangest thing you’ve found? April 2nd by Morlock Theme April 1st by TwllMawr Cwmorthin Query April 1st by alex17595 JH mine April 1st by pwhole Dark Theme April 1st by Mr.C Nuggets! April 1st by Digit Mining term: jem crow March 31st by rikj In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s. March 31st by Jim MacPherson Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo) March 30th by sinker seeking an obscure Craven Basin references March 28th by Phil Karst Scorpion X lamp review March 27th by Coggy Bwlch-glas March 27th by royfellows Last shift at the George & Charlotte March 27th by ttxela Need Buddies March 26th by Undayrground Alec Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood March 25th by Buckhill

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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.

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Historic Photographs Of Ostwig
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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
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Photographs Of Mountain Mine Last modified - February 25th 2019 by I.A.Recordings
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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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  High Carr No.3 by tarboat No comment left (Llion)   Cwm Ystwyth the ravages of time by Mike Alexander Absolute cracker (Red78)   Consett Steelworks. by rodel Hi Rodel great picture I would with credit like to share it onto a Facebook group I have set up for the 40th anniversary of the Closure of the Steelworks (RJudd)   Stone base near railway by christwigg Inspection pits for the locomotive shed i think (Kingfisher60024)   Penyrorsedd Workshop by Blober Proper period photo - superb! (Willy Eckerslyke)   Oakeley Quarry by JonK No comment left (TwllMawr)   Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village by TwllMawr Great pic. (Llion)   Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village by TwllMawr No comment left (skimble)   Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village by TwllMawr Wow what an amazing find well done! Must admit I never appreciated that the buildings were rendered and painted. I naively thought that they were left as bare slate. (sinker)   Oakeley Quarry by JonK No comment left (Willy Eckerslyke)

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