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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Brownley Hill Mine
Photographs Of Brownley Hill Mine Last modified - 36 hours ago by gingerlycolors
Photographs Of Acton Hall Colliery
Photographs Of Acton Hall Colliery Last modified - April 24th by SPARKY JS
Photographs Of Hay's
Photographs Of Hay's Last modified - April 23rd by T!nny
Photographs Of Lease Rigg
Photographs Of Lease Rigg Last modified - April 23rd by T!nny
Photographs Of Swan Quarry
Photographs Of Swan Quarry Last modified - April 18th by arnie187
Photographs Of Box
Photographs Of Box Last modified - April 18th by arnie187
Historic Photographs Of Skears
Historic Photographs Of Skears Last modified - April 18th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Allerton Bywater
Photographs Of Allerton Bywater Last modified - April 15th by SPARKY JS
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Photographs Of Gwynfynydd Last modified - April 13th by andyos
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Photographs Of Greasy Slack Wood Last modified - April 10th by jaimebond006
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Photographs Of Treskerby North
Photographs Of Treskerby North Last modified - April 7th by Scoggan
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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.

May 7th
Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines

Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines These are a fantastic couple of copper mines- the original source of the wealth which built Buxton, including the opera ho...

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May 11th
International Early Engines Conference

International early Engines Conference 2017. The Ironworks, Elsecar. May 11th - 13th 2017. www.earlyengines.org

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May 18th
Three Dimensional Mine Modelling

Dr Keith Russ will be our speaker. Three Dimensional Mine Modelling is based on computer modelling. Keith's word has focussed on metal mines in South ...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell
Photographs Of Hohenassel Oilwell Last modified - April 5th by AdM Michael
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Photographs Of Braunschweig-Lüneburg Last modified - April 5th by AdM Michael
Photographs Of Bochnia
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Photographs Of Sachtleben
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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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