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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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
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Photographs Of Ackton Hall Colliery
Photographs Of Ackton Hall Colliery Last modified - December 4th by SPARKY JS
Photographs Of Cwm Glas
Photographs Of Cwm Glas Last modified - December 1st by Margot
Photographs Of Barrow Door
Photographs Of Barrow Door Last modified - December 1st by Jethro10
Historic Photographs Of Stanhopeburn
Historic Photographs Of Stanhopeburn Last modified - November 27th by christwigg
Photographs Of Frongoch
Photographs Of Frongoch Last modified - November 26th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Frongoch
Historic Photographs Of Frongoch Last modified - November 26th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Llanrwst
Historic Photographs Of Llanrwst Last modified - November 26th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Llywernog
Historic Photographs Of Llywernog Last modified - November 26th by christwigg
Photographs Of Upsal Pit
Photographs Of Upsal Pit Last modified - November 26th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Upsal Pit
Historic Photographs Of Upsal Pit Last modified - November 26th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Wylam
Historic Photographs Of Wylam Last modified - November 21st by christwigg
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Photographs Of Nentforce Level Last modified - November 18th by allanr
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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

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Historic Photographs Of Ostwig
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Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery
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Historic Photographs Of Erith
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Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th by larker
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