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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 Parys Mountain
Photographs Of Parys Mountain Last modified - 8 hours ago by dajones
Photographs Of Aberdunant
Photographs Of Aberdunant Last modified - 13 hours ago by davel
Historic Photographs Of Groverake
Historic Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - June 24th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Red Rake
Photographs Of Red Rake Last modified - June 24th by DanH
Photographs Of North Cliff Sough
Photographs Of North Cliff Sough Last modified - June 23rd by DanH
Photographs Of Grimes Graves
Photographs Of Grimes Graves Last modified - June 21st by Red78
Photographs Of Blythe (Vein & Pipe) Mines
Photographs Of Blythe (Vein & Pipe) Mines Last modified - June 20th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Walkham & Poldice
Photographs Of Walkham & Poldice Last modified - June 14th by JKendall
Photographs Of Whitfield Brow
Photographs Of Whitfield Brow Last modified - June 13th by christwigg
Photographs Of Cornish Hush
Photographs Of Cornish Hush Last modified - June 13th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Raddle Hole Mine
Historic Photographs Of Raddle Hole Mine Last modified - June 11th by DanH
Photographs Of Bwlchglas
Photographs Of Bwlchglas Last modified - June 10th by Eddie Forrester
Historic Photographs Of Surrender
Historic Photographs Of Surrender Last modified - June 10th by Jim MacPherson
Photographs Of Markham Main
Photographs Of Markham Main Last modified - June 10th by mojorebel
Photographs Of Caradon West
Photographs Of Caradon West Last modified - June 7th by Scoggan
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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.

Latest International mining history & mine exploration photographs

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Photographs Of Valentia Last modified - June 19th by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery Last modified - April 23rd by larker
Photographs Of Hill End
Photographs Of Hill End Last modified - March 11th by larker
Photographs Of Mountain Mine
Photographs Of Mountain Mine Last modified - February 25th by I.A.Recordings
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Photographs Of Handlová Last modified - February 25th by I.A.Recordings
Historic Photographs Of Erith
Historic Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th by larker
Photographs Of Erith
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Photographs Of Blair Athol No. 4 Last modified - January 31st by larker
Historic Photographs Of Linares-La Carolina
Historic Photographs Of Linares-La Carolina Last modified - January 29th by Dickie Bird
Photographs Of Wieliczka
Photographs Of Wieliczka Last modified - January 16th by Pyroninja
Photographs Of Vulcan
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Photographs Of Cappagh Last modified - June 27th 2018 by Saundry1946
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Photographs Of Glandore Last modified - June 26th 2018 by Saundry1946
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