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...

 

Man Engines

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Man engine copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

A man engine is almost like a moving ladder. 


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Hard Rock Museum

Click to see a larger version of this imagehard rock musuem view of the Peninusla of minerals gallery

Hard Rock Museum is a colourful and engaging museum, which will introduce you to the rest of the site.


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Developers

Click to see a larger version of this imagedeveloper using a compressed air drill underground

Miners known as Developers worked in pairs to drill a pattern of holes into the tunnel face using drills powered by compressed-air.   


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Steam Power

Click to see a larger version of this imageworking steam engine copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Steam power was once the prime source of power for most mines, providing energy for pumping, winding and transport. 


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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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