Explore gathers all the information Geevor has on the industrial and scientific achievements that made Cornwall a world leader in the mining industry. These achievements have been split into five theme themes for you to explore: 

Cornish Mining

Geevor Underground

Geevor at Grass

Life at the Edge 

 

Click on one of these themes or discover random facts below...

 

Bornite (Cu2FeS4)

Click to see a larger version of this imagebornite mineral specimen

The Peacock copper.


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Cages

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Cage with men copyright Royal Institution of Cornwall

A rugged type of lift to transport the miners up and down the near vertical shafts.


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Hornblower

Hornblower was an engineering family who began to improve the Newcomen engine.   


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Mineral Identification

Click to see a larger version of this imagemineral specimen glowing green and orange under ultra violet light

There are over 4000 different minerals.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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