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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Lymm
Photographs Of Lymm Last modified - 23 hours ago by l0ki
Photographs Of Upper Silica
Photographs Of Upper Silica Last modified - February 14th by Morlock
Photographs Of Plantation Mine
Photographs Of Plantation Mine Last modified - February 13th by wheal
Photographs Of East Pool And Agar
Photographs Of East Pool And Agar Last modified - February 13th by Dickie Bird
Historic Photographs Of Porthgain
Historic Photographs Of Porthgain Last modified - February 13th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Saundersfoot
Photographs Of Saundersfoot Last modified - February 13th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Rhiwbach
Photographs Of Rhiwbach Last modified - February 12th by lazyjason
Historic Photographs Of Providence
Historic Photographs Of Providence Last modified - February 11th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Cockhill
Historic Photographs Of Cockhill Last modified - February 11th by Jim MacPherson
Historic Photographs Of Llwynypia
Historic Photographs Of Llwynypia Last modified - February 10th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Emley Moor Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Emley Moor Colliery Last modified - February 10th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Bedlington A
Historic Photographs Of Bedlington A Last modified - February 10th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Cadeby Main Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Cadeby Main Colliery Last modified - February 10th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Bowburn Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Bowburn Colliery Last modified - February 10th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Duffryn Aberdare Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Duffryn Aberdare Colliery Last modified - February 10th 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.

February 26th
Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool

There are two options for people; one is a tour around the Paddington site, or if you wish to pay a 5 pound donation to become a member of the group, ...

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February 26th
Upper Dinas Silica Mine

This is primarily a meet for stakeholders and has been organised in conjunction with CADW and other interested parties. There will be an on site discu...

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March 14th
Challenges of Grouting and Drilling in Mines Double Bill

Two presentations within the normal time slot. A Joint Meeting with the Northern Geotechnical Group. Ellen Dempster will present on "Challenges of Gro...

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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

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
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine
Photographs Of Beckwiths Mine Last modified - September 19th 2016 by Minerbray
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery
Photographs Of Aberdare Extended Colliery Last modified - September 5th 2016 by Onion
Photographs Of Tara
Photographs Of Tara Last modified - July 6th 2016 by ttxela
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