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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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Historic Photographs Of Queensberry
Historic Photographs Of Queensberry Last modified - 29 hours ago by Jim MacPherson
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Photographs Of Conglog Last modified - September 11th by Miles-M
Historic Photographs Of Broadley Hill (Low And High) Lead Mine
Historic Photographs Of Broadley Hill (Low And High) Lead Mine Last modified - September 11th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Broadley Hill (Low And High) Lead Mine
Photographs Of Broadley Hill (Low And High) Lead Mine Last modified - September 11th by Jim MacPherson
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Photographs Of Providence Last modified - September 5th by Yorkshireman
Historic Photographs Of Providence
Historic Photographs Of Providence Last modified - September 5th by Yorkshireman
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Historic Photographs Of Buckden Gavel Last modified - September 5th by Jim MacPherson
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Historic Photographs Of Marrick Low Lead Smelt Mill Last modified - September 5th by Jim MacPherson
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Historic Photographs Of Low Skears Last modified - September 5th by Jim MacPherson
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Historic Photographs Of Skears Firestone Level Last modified - September 5th by Jim MacPherson
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Historic Photographs Of Skears Last modified - September 5th by Jim MacPherson
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Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

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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.

September 23rd
Parys/Mona Mine

Meeting point: the public car park at the top of the mountain, beside the B5111 (Amlwch to Rhosybol/Llanerchymedd road). Grid Ref: SH438905. http://...

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Photographs Of Sachtleben
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Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla
Historic Photographs Of Mount Kembla Last modified - December 17th 2016 by larker
Photographs Of Mount Kembla
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Photographs Of Nebo Last modified - December 4th 2016 by larker
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