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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Sharnberry
Photographs Of Sharnberry Last modified - 13 hours ago by RetroGamerVX
Historic Photographs Of Fallowfield
Historic Photographs Of Fallowfield Last modified - 17 hours ago by Jimbo
Photographs Of Fallowfield
Photographs Of Fallowfield Last modified - 17 hours ago by Jimbo
Historic Photographs Of The Kilmar Railway A Walk Up The Line
Historic Photographs Of The Kilmar Railway A Walk Up The Line Last modified - 39 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Cornish Hush
Photographs Of Cornish Hush Last modified - June 23rd by RetroGamerVX
Photographs Of Mandale
Photographs Of Mandale Last modified - June 16th by Paul Marvin
Photographs Of Parc
Photographs Of Parc Last modified - June 16th by Eddie Forrester
Historic Photographs Of Hudeshope
Historic Photographs Of Hudeshope Last modified - June 15th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Kellingley Colliery
Photographs Of Kellingley Colliery Last modified - June 11th by inbye
Photographs Of Magpie
Photographs Of Magpie Last modified - June 11th by Paul Marvin
Photographs Of Upper Silica
Photographs Of Upper Silica Last modified - June 8th by royfellows
Photographs Of Treloweth
Photographs Of Treloweth Last modified - June 5th by wheal
Historic Photographs Of Skears Firestone Level
Historic Photographs Of Skears Firestone Level Last modified - June 4th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Nantgarw Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Nantgarw Colliery Last modified - June 2nd by christwigg
Photographs Of Rossington Colliery
Photographs Of Rossington Colliery Last modified - June 2nd by christwigg
Trips for Mine Explorers and Mining History Enthusiasts

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.

September 9th
Alderley Edge

Specific details of which mine will be agreed nearer the time. Please keep an eye on here for more details nearer the time.

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September 23rd
Parys/Mona Mine

Full details will be added nearer the time. BCA Insurance IS required. It is a requirement of the mine owner that anyone going in carries insurance...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg Last modified - May 17th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell Last modified - April 5th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Bochnia
Photographs Of Bochnia Last modified - March 13th by Edd
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
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