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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Middleton
Photographs Of Middleton Last modified - 22 hours ago by Eddie Forrester
Historic Photographs Of Croxdale Pit
Historic Photographs Of Croxdale Pit Last modified - August 10th by simonrail
Photographs Of Croxdale Colliery
Photographs Of Croxdale Colliery Last modified - August 10th by simonrail
Photographs Of Pentire
Photographs Of Pentire Last modified - August 9th by Karl Marx
Photographs Of Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - August 9th by dajones
Photographs Of Ackton Hall Colliery
Photographs Of Ackton Hall Colliery Last modified - August 7th by SPARKY JS
Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - August 7th by royfellows
Photographs Of Glencryan
Photographs Of Glencryan Last modified - August 6th by DaveM
Photographs Of Woodsmith
Photographs Of Woodsmith Last modified - August 6th by christwigg
Photographs Of Mill Pit
Photographs Of Mill Pit Last modified - August 5th by lyons
Photographs Of Trewavas
Photographs Of Trewavas Last modified - August 5th by Karl Marx
Historic Photographs Of Ellistown
Historic Photographs Of Ellistown Last modified - August 4th by iceman
Historic Photographs Of Groverake
Historic Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - August 1st by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Bryn-Yr-Afr
Photographs Of Bryn-Yr-Afr Last modified - July 30th by royfellows
Historic Photographs Of Bryn-Yr-Afr
Historic Photographs Of Bryn-Yr-Afr Last modified - July 30th by royfellows
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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 Cappagh
Photographs Of Cappagh Last modified - June 27th by Saundry1946
Photographs Of Glandore
Photographs Of Glandore Last modified - June 26th by Saundry1946
Photographs Of Ballyhickey
Photographs Of Ballyhickey Last modified - June 26th by Saundry1946
Photographs Of Barrystown
Photographs Of Barrystown Last modified - May 29th by Saundry1946
Photographs Of Beaconsfield
Photographs Of Beaconsfield Last modified - March 21st by larker
Photographs Of 79
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
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  Machine cut passage by Eddie Forrester No comment left (DaveM)   Machine cut passage by Eddie Forrester No comment left (DaveM)   9th August 2018 by simonrail Know this view very well indeed from 25 years living and working close to Durham City- knew folk whose families had worked at Croxdale 'pit'. (Alec)   Conveyor loading rubish into dumptruck approx. 1990 by hymac580c lovely (sinker)   Acworth aghain, inside the air doors (now removed). by Cyril Maurice The air doors were still intact. Both photo's from same side. Where men would enter & leave the cage. (SPARKY JS)   Victory shaft...A VERY sad day! by Engineer No comment left (Cuban Bloodhound)   Smallcleugh 1975 by Dickie Bird stunning image, hydraulic shaft? (poosticker83)   Arching in Smallcleugh Flats by Edd No comment left (DaveM)   ellistown mine by mickh No comment left (lyons)   Liskeard & Caradon Railway by Scoggan From Firebox to Thunderbox! Love it!!! (legendrider)

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