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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - 63 minutes ago by dajones
Photographs Of Dollar
Photographs Of Dollar Last modified - 36 hours ago by Karl Marx
Historic Photographs Of Redburn
Historic Photographs Of Redburn Last modified - May 21st by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Alltycrib
Photographs Of Alltycrib Last modified - May 20th by royfellows
Photographs Of Polgooth South
Photographs Of Polgooth South Last modified - May 19th by Scoggan
Photographs Of Tregardock
Photographs Of Tregardock Last modified - May 18th by Karl Marx
Photographs Of Cwmystwyth
Photographs Of Cwmystwyth Last modified - May 14th by royfellows
Cambrian Mines Trust Work Days
Cambrian Mines Trust Work Days Last modified - May 14th by royfellows
Photographs Of Coed Mawr Pool
Photographs Of Coed Mawr Pool Last modified - May 12th by Vanoord
Photographs Of Coed Mawr Pool
Photographs Of Coed Mawr Pool Last modified - May 12th by Vanoord
Photographs Of Trevose
Photographs Of Trevose Last modified - May 12th by Karl Marx
Photographs Of Treasure South
Photographs Of Treasure South Last modified - May 11th by Karl Marx
Photographs Of Upper Silica
Photographs Of Upper Silica Last modified - May 11th by royfellows
Photographs Of Boulby
Photographs Of Boulby Last modified - May 7th by WayneM
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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

Photographs Of Beaconsfield
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Photographs Of 79 Last modified - February 17th by nwminer
Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg Last modified - January 9th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Avoca
Photographs Of Avoca Last modified - January 6th by John_Smith
Historic Photographs Of Warrego
Historic Photographs Of Warrego Last modified - December 14th 2017 by B175
Historic Photographs Of Sungun
Historic Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - December 6th 2017 by Jimbo
Historic Photographs Of Silvermines
Historic Photographs Of Silvermines Last modified - November 29th 2017 by Minegeo
Photographs Of Storbo
Photographs Of Storbo Last modified - November 12th 2017 by nwminer
Historic Photographs Of Groote Eylandt
Historic Photographs Of Groote Eylandt Last modified - September 27th 2017 by swansea
Historic Photographs Of Mt Tom Price
Historic Photographs Of Mt Tom Price Last modified - September 27th 2017 by swansea
Photographs Of Foxdale Mine (Cross Vein Mine)
Photographs Of Foxdale Mine (Cross Vein Mine) Last modified - September 4th 2017 by B175
Photographs Of Katoomba Colliery
Photographs Of Katoomba Colliery Last modified - June 29th 2017 by SimonRL
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell Last modified - April 5th 2017 by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Bochnia
Photographs Of Bochnia Last modified - March 13th 2017 by Edd
Photographs Of Sachtleben
Photographs Of Sachtleben Last modified - December 27th 2016 by AdM Michael
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