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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 - 34 hours ago by dajones
Photographs Of Morwellham Quay
Photographs Of Morwellham Quay Last modified - March 18th by Scoggan
Historic Photographs Of Gosforth,
Historic Photographs Of Gosforth, Last modified - March 16th by lyons
Photographs Of Hafod-Y-Llan
Photographs Of Hafod-Y-Llan Last modified - March 14th by TwllMawr
Photographs Of Hafod Y Llan
Photographs Of Hafod Y Llan Last modified - March 14th by TwllMawr
Historic Photographs Of Fawdon Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Fawdon Colliery Last modified - March 14th by Mr Pete
Photographs Of Bwlch Y Plwm
Photographs Of Bwlch Y Plwm Last modified - March 8th by TwllMawr
Historic Photographs Of Nenthead
Historic Photographs Of Nenthead Last modified - March 4th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Cligga Head
Historic Photographs Of Cligga Head Last modified - March 1st by Roy Morton
Photographs Of Snailbeach
Photographs Of Snailbeach Last modified - February 28th by I.A.Recordings
Photographs Of Nantiago
Photographs Of Nantiago Last modified - February 28th by I.A.Recordings
Photographs Of Marchlyn
Photographs Of Marchlyn Last modified - February 27th by Margot
Photographs Of Bailey Level
Photographs Of Bailey Level Last modified - February 24th by BenCoulson
Historic Photographs Of Bailey Level
Historic Photographs Of Bailey Level Last modified - February 24th by BenCoulson
Photographs Of South Levant
Photographs Of South Levant Last modified - February 23rd by Karl Marx
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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 Hill End
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Photographs Of Mountain Mine Last modified - February 25th by I.A.Recordings
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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
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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
Photographs Of Barrystown
Photographs Of Barrystown Last modified - May 29th 2018 by Saundry1946
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  Kibble by SimonRL No comment left (Derwen Lass)   Sutherland Pit-Head, Stafford (Great Fenton) Colliery by Zenna great photo (pushashkin)   False floor by Wyn Splendid, always wondered what there was up there but never had time to divert off the Watkin path to explore. Looks like a dicey crossing? (ttxela)   Nenthead Mill (Rampgill Zinc Mill) late c 1908 - 21? by Jim MacPherson No comment left (rmacpherson)   Fawden pit by Thomas Hair by lyons No comment left (TwllMawr)   Breck Hollow coe 1974 by Dickie Bird No comment left (ttxela)   Surface view Great Rake Mine, Carsington Pastures in 1979 by Dickie Bird No comment left (ttxela)   Crossing the traverse by SimonRL No comment left (Dean_Allison)   Stoping in Cligga by Roy Morton No comment left (Dean_Allison)   Old South Normanton Colliery Shaft Marker by marshwiggle47 I only live about 1 mile f[link]109858[linkphoto]109858[/linkphoto][/link]rom this but never seen it, you have made my day. (denboy2345)

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