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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Bryneglwys
Photographs Of Bryneglwys Last modified - 13 minutes ago by ttxela
Photographs Of Kit Hill
Photographs Of Kit Hill Last modified - 23 hours ago by Scoggan
Photographs Of Clee Hill (Titterstone)
Photographs Of Clee Hill (Titterstone) Last modified - 24 hours ago by ttxela
Photographs Of Clee Hill
Photographs Of Clee Hill Last modified - 24 hours ago by ttxela
Photographs Of Clipstone Colliery
Photographs Of Clipstone Colliery Last modified - March 27th by ncbnik
Photographs Of Allerton Bywater
Photographs Of Allerton Bywater Last modified - March 27th by SPARKY JS
Photographs Of Snailbeach
Photographs Of Snailbeach Last modified - March 26th by ttxela
Historic Photographs Of Sloate Hole
Historic Photographs Of Sloate Hole Last modified - March 23rd by Jim MacPherson
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Photographs Of Dawdon Last modified - March 23rd by regjohn
Photographs Of Anston
Photographs Of Anston Last modified - March 23rd by tarboat
Photographs Of Penarth
Photographs Of Penarth Last modified - March 22nd by ttxela
Historic Photographs Of Kellingley Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Kellingley Colliery Last modified - March 22nd by ncbnik
Photographs Of Devonshire
Photographs Of Devonshire Last modified - March 20th by arnie187
Historic Photographs Of Cambokeels
Historic Photographs Of Cambokeels Last modified - March 20th by PeteJ
Historic Photographs Of Coldberry Mine
Historic Photographs Of Coldberry Mine Last modified - March 20th by PeteJ
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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.

April 20th
Collyweston Slate Mine, Northamptonshire

Darren Bland will be speaking about Collyweston Slate Mine. Which was not a slate mine but a roofing flag mine in Northamptonshire. The rock was a typ...

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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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Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Bochnia
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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
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  Heading M/C by SPARKY JS Nice useful bit of kit, could use one of those. (Miles-M)   Bochnia Salt Mine by Edd beautiful roadway! wow! (Miles-M)   Homeward by lazyjason Homeward to Blaenau for a nice curry.....what on earth could POSSIBLY go wrong.....???! 🤔 (sinker)   08.08.16 Clipstone Colliery and the Milky Way taken at 2315 at night. by ICLOK No comment left (ncbnik)   Near the incline by ttxela Ace !! (sinker)   Bunker by wheldale superb photo of superb ground support! (Miles-M)   Cwmorthin Floor 1 (Lake Level) Adit (Photo ref 63338) by SimonRL just over 10 years later, it looks a lot healthier now! (Miles-M)   Coldberry Mill -looking south east by PeteJ very interesting to see this rare view! (legendrider)   #5 Level Adit Moel Fferna Quarry by Metman No comment left (NewStuff)   Mine rescue phone. by Heb I like old instruments (cumbria)

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