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...

 

Coal Mining

Click to see a larger version of this imagecoal bricks

Metal Mining was not the only mining industry in Britain.


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Modern techniques for Breaking Rock

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram showing the general layout of what a mine looks like below the surface including stope face, development drive and box holes

Modern mining techniques and machinery enabled large quantities of tin ore to be mined more efficiently and safely than ever before.


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Explosives and Fuses

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictorian miner about to light a fuse with a candle

Blasting in mines was extremely dangerous.


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Life Underground

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo miners working underground  on is topless showing how warm it is.

Work underground was dark, noisy, wet and hot. But for most miners working anywhere else was unthinkable.


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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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