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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UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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Parc (Slab) Slate Mine (mine) 5 hours ago by Jonesy83 72000 lumen water-cooled Light.... 6 hours ago by crickleymal Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips 10 hours ago by ICLOK The actual trip - Thursday Nighters - 23rd February 2017 11 hours ago by davel RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory 24 hours ago by Roy Morton Kit Hill- Wheal Martha- Broadgate Shaf (photo) 26 hours ago by ICLOK RIP Trevor Ford 26 hours ago by ICLOK Industrial Wales 27 hours ago by Quizsmith Glynrhonwy - the saga continues 33 hours ago by JohnnearCfon Buckden Bill 34 hours ago by Gavin Photographs Of Brookwood (album) 35 hours ago by Beesontoast Thursday Nighters 23rd Feb 39 hours ago by lazyjason Broadgate Mine February 22nd by Avalonia Lambton Coal Colliery (mine) February 22nd by legendrider Clearout February 22nd by Moorebooks New event added 'Sir Francis and Gunnerside' on 17/06/2017 February 22nd by christwigg Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut February 21st by Mine donkey New event added 'Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool' on 26/02/2017 February 21st by 4737carlin 2016 PHOTO COMP - RESULTS February 20th by ICLOK Good Afternoon February 20th by ICLOK identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment February 20th by Peter Burgess Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead February 20th by gNick South Crofty February 20th by B175 Vanoord's a Joke February 19th by lozz Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz February 19th by Jim MacPherson Nant-y-cafan Colliery, Seven Sisters February 18th by Cokeman Thursday Nighters February 16th February 18th by lazyjason cambrian mine February 17th by NewStuff Redmoor February 17th by J25GTi Mad Mick's shout (photo) February 17th by Roy Morton

Latest UK mining history & mine exploration photographs

Photographs Of Brookwood
Photographs Of Brookwood Last modified - 36 hours ago by Beesontoast
Photographs Of Gedling Colliery
Photographs Of Gedling Colliery Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Coniston
Photographs Of Coniston Last modified - February 22nd by Hattlebags
Photographs Of St Aidan's Dragline
Photographs Of St Aidan's Dragline Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Chatterley Whitfield
Photographs Of Chatterley Whitfield Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Hollin Busk
Photographs Of Hollin Busk Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Magpie
Photographs Of Magpie Last modified - February 22nd by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Oakthorpe
Photographs Of Oakthorpe Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Pleasley
Photographs Of Pleasley Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Ledston Luck
Photographs Of Ledston Luck Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
Photographs Of Groverake
Photographs Of Groverake Last modified - February 21st by Mine donkey
Photographs Of Smallcleugh
Photographs Of Smallcleugh Last modified - February 21st by Mine donkey
Photographs Of Thoresby Colliery
Photographs Of Thoresby Colliery Last modified - February 21st by Mr Sam
Apedale Mine And Heritage Centre Visit
Apedale Mine And Heritage Centre Visit Last modified - February 20th by LeeW
Photographs Of Speedwell
Photographs Of Speedwell Last modified - February 20th by Mr Sam
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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  Loscoe Pit by ICLOK would like to have more info (d l)   Kit Hill- Wheal Martha- Broadgate Shaf by ICLOK No comment left (spitfire)   Photographs Of Coniston (Photo ref 110495) by Hattlebags Very vivid, but would be better if you rotated before uploading ! (Mr Mike)   Photographs Of Coniston (Photo ref 110494) by Hattlebags No comment left (james l)   Photographs Of Coniston (Photo ref 110494) by Hattlebags No comment left (Mutagen)   Clipstone Colliery (drone shot) by Mr Sam Nice shot! (legendrider)   Annesley Colliery - August 2010 by Trogleman Brill (Mr Sam)   St Austell & Truro- Polgooth Great Mine - Bridge Over Shaft 25.5.99 by ICLOK No comment left (lovedayone)   St Austell & Truro- Polgooth Great Mine- rear view- 25.5.99 by ICLOK No comment left (lovedayone)   Faults by Mr Sam No comment left (ICLOK)

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