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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.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 - January 16th by dajones
Historic Photographs Of Diffwys
Historic Photographs Of Diffwys Last modified - January 13th by ChrisBones69
Photographs Of Walbottle Blucher Pit
Photographs Of Walbottle Blucher Pit Last modified - January 9th by Dr Watson
Photographs Of Diglake Colliery
Photographs Of Diglake Colliery Last modified - January 5th by staffordshirechina
Historic Photographs Of Garthgell
Historic Photographs Of Garthgell Last modified - January 4th by Hobson284
Historic Photographs Of Baronsquay
Historic Photographs Of Baronsquay Last modified - January 3rd by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Bwlch Groes Mine
Photographs Of Bwlch Groes Mine Last modified - January 3rd by TwllMawr
Photographs Of Maenofferen
Photographs Of Maenofferen Last modified - January 3rd by Eddie Forrester
Photographs Of Pant-Y-Pwll Dwr
Photographs Of Pant-Y-Pwll Dwr Last modified - January 2nd by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Crosby Warren
Photographs Of Crosby Warren Last modified - January 2nd by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Birkshead
Photographs Of Birkshead Last modified - January 2nd by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Dragonby
Photographs Of Dragonby Last modified - January 2nd by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Santon
Photographs Of Santon Last modified - January 2nd by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Hill Top Drift
Photographs Of Hill Top Drift Last modified - January 1st by jakeplumb
Photographs Of Don Pedro
Photographs Of Don Pedro Last modified - January 1st by ozityke
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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

Photographs Of Victoria Battery
Photographs Of Victoria Battery Last modified - November 30th 2019 by B175
Photographs Of Martha
Photographs Of Martha Last modified - November 30th 2019 by B175
Photographs Of Sungun
Photographs Of Sungun Last modified - October 12th 2019 by Hashem Etminan
Photographs Of Mirny
Photographs Of Mirny Last modified - August 1st 2019 by carnkie
Historic Photographs Of Ostwig
Historic Photographs Of Ostwig Last modified - July 8th 2019 by AdM Michael
Historic Photographs Of Great Southern
Historic Photographs Of Great Southern Last modified - July 5th 2019 by Sigoau
Photographs Of Great Southern
Photographs Of Great Southern Last modified - July 5th 2019 by Sigoau
Photographs Of Jumna
Photographs Of Jumna Last modified - July 5th 2019 by Sigoau
Photographs Of Valentia
Photographs Of Valentia Last modified - June 19th 2019 by christwigg
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery
Historic Photographs Of Balmain Colliery Last modified - April 23rd 2019 by larker
Photographs Of Hill End
Photographs Of Hill End Last modified - March 11th 2019 by larker
Photographs Of Mountain Mine
Photographs Of Mountain Mine Last modified - February 25th 2019 by I.A.Recordings
Photographs Of Handlová
Photographs Of Handlová Last modified - February 25th 2019 by I.A.Recordings
Historic Photographs Of Erith
Historic Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th 2019 by larker
Photographs Of Erith
Photographs Of Erith Last modified - February 9th 2019 by larker
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