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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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Great Masson Lead Mine (mine) 84 minutes ago by madness Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall. 2 hours ago by spitfire Ynisarwed (Upper) Coal Colliery (mine) 3 hours ago by Elkanah James Beazer Thursday Nighters - 2nd of March 7 hours ago by Willy Eckerslyke Penrhyn Quarry - 1900 OS with added colour (photo) 11 hours ago by Tamarmole Cwmorthin reprint 22 hours ago by grahami Outside Portal. (photo) 23 hours ago by John Lawson Mine Exploration/Caving groups - Donegal, Ireland 24 hours ago by John Lawson Cwmorthin Old Vein B West 29 hours ago by Miles-M New event added 'Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines' on 07/05/2017 33 hours ago by SimonRL Ttxela Journal February 27th by ttxela Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut February 27th by bob adams Nenthead Weekend February 27th by RJV Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launced by Sirius Minerals February 27th by Jimbo Adding A.N. Other to an Event February 27th by BertyBasset New event added 'Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool' on 26/02/2017 February 26th by Willy Eckerslyke New - BGS OpenGeoscience - memoirs etc uploaded February 26th by The Fresh Prince of Portreath Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips February 26th by AR 72000 lumen water-cooled Light.... February 26th by mistericeman Gwydyr Geology February 26th by Graigfawr RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory February 25th by Roy Morton Parc (Slab) Slate Mine (mine) February 25th by Willy Eckerslyke Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit) February 25th by Mr.C South Crofty February 25th by bwizz The actual trip - Thursday Nighters - 23rd February 2017 February 24th by davel Kit Hill- Wheal Martha- Broadgate Shaf (photo) February 24th by ICLOK RIP Trevor Ford February 23rd by ICLOK Industrial Wales February 23rd by Quizsmith Glynrhonwy - the saga continues February 23rd by JohnnearCfon Buckden Bill February 23rd by Gavin

Latest UK mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Cwmorthin
Photographs Of Cwmorthin Last modified - 41 minutes ago by Miles-M
Photographs Of Beldon
Photographs Of Beldon Last modified - 29 hours ago by RetroGamerVX
Photographs Of Sandford Levvy
Photographs Of Sandford Levvy Last modified - February 27th by ttxela
Historic Photographs Of Swanwick Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Swanwick Colliery Last modified - February 27th by ianh67
Historic Photographs Of Marrick Low Lead Smelt Mill
Historic Photographs Of Marrick Low Lead Smelt Mill Last modified - February 25th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Brookwood
Photographs Of Brookwood Last modified - February 23rd by Beesontoast
Photographs Of Gedling Colliery
Photographs Of Gedling Colliery Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Coniston
Photographs Of Coniston Last modified - February 22nd by Hattlebags
Photographs Of St Aidan's Dragline
Photographs Of St Aidan's Dragline Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Chatterley Whitfield
Photographs Of Chatterley Whitfield Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Hollin Busk
Photographs Of Hollin Busk Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Magpie
Photographs Of Magpie Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Oakthorpe
Photographs Of Oakthorpe Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Pleasley
Photographs Of Pleasley Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Ledston Luck
Photographs Of Ledston Luck Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
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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.

March 14th
Challenges of Grouting and Drilling in Mines Double Bill

Two presentations within the normal time slot. A Joint Meeting with the Northern Geotechnical Group. Ellen Dempster will present on "Challenges of Gro...

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April 20th
Collyweston Slate Mine, Northamptonshire

Darren Bland will be speaking about Collyweston Slate Mine. Which was not a slate mine but a roofing flag mine in Northamptonshire. The rock was a typ...

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May 7th
Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines

Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines These are a fantastic couple of copper mines- the original source of the wealth which built Buxton, including the opera ho...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

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
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier
Photographs Of Noyant D'allier Last modified - October 2nd 2016 by Imageo
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine Last modified - September 19th 2016 by Minerbray
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery Last modified - September 5th 2016 by Onion
Photographs Of Tara
Photographs Of Tara Last modified - July 6th 2016 by ttxela
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