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Modern techniques for Breaking Rock

diagram showing the general layout of what a mine looks like below the surface including stope face, development drive and box holes

Modern mining techniques and machinery enabled large quantities of tin ore to be mined more efficiently and safely than ever before.

The mining process at Geevor consisted of four core activities: development, stoping, tramming and hoisting.

 

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the  Geevor Archive

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