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Geevor Underground

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Surveying

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Basic surveying was probably undertaken from the time that miners started working underground, often by the miners themselves.


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Ventilation

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The ventilation system at Geevor was crucial in maintaining a safe working environment underground.


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Pumping

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Water has always been a major problem for the Cornish miner as mining progressed deeper underground.


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Comment left by Polo on 2011-07-18 21:41:18

Geevor's mill used to operate for 24 hours a day. By using all the water pumped from the mine at 2,000 gallons per minute means that the total pumped was 2,880,000 gallons per day. Is this correct?

Comment left by olly on 2013-09-23 16:49:56

geevor mine was great definitely worth a visit

 

Comment left by kingsford kwofie on 2014-10-25 12:03:52

as a young geologist this article has been great help to me.

 

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