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...

 

Winding

Click to see a larger version of this imagepostcard of a horse whim at Geevor

A hoist or winder is used to raise and lower men and or materials within a shaft.


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Processing and the Mill

Click to see a larger version of this imageprocessing machinery in the Mill

When the tin ore was found underground, it did not occur in big pieces, but in small crystals scattered through the rock.


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Mill workers

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker inspecting some equipment

The Mill was a large building in which a series of often complicated processes took place.


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Workers from overseas

Click to see a larger version of this imageM Muicci Italian worker

The Second World War caused a major skills shortage at Geevor, as men went to fight overseas.


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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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