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...

 

The End Product: Concentrates

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin concentrate in a bag shown by a mill worker

The purpose of processing operations was to concentrate the ore up to an average of 60 - 80 per cent for tin. 


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Victory Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictory headgear

The sinking of Victory Shaft began in 1919.


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Sorting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker working on the picking belt in the Mill

Once the ore has been crushed it would first be washed and then sorted. 


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Stoping

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of early miners drilling a stope

Stoping is the process of mining the lode between the levels.


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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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