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...

 

Engine Houses

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Engine Houses copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

The old engine houses are the most iconic remains of Cornwall’s industrial past. 


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Water Wheels

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of a waterwheel  attached to stamps

Waterwheels were used to power machinery from early times.


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Granite

Click to see a larger version of this imagegranite rock sample

Granite forms the backbone of Cornwall stretching from Dartmoor in Devon South-westwards to the Isles of Scilly.


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Oliver Wethered

Click to see a larger version of this imageold portrait of Oliver Wethered

Oliver Wethered was a leading figure in Cornish mining for over thirty years.Oliver Wethered was the Chairman of Geevor Tin Mine Ltd from 1911.


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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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