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...

 

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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Crushing

Click to see a larger version of this imagecone crusher, crushing tin ore

Crushing was the first stage in the process and aimed to reduce the size of the ore brought up from the underground.


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Copper

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo showing cornish mining

Copper ores had been known in Cornwall from an early date.


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Mineral collectors

Click to see a larger version of this imagea geevor sampler working underground taking a sample of rock with his pick

Cornwall has long been known for having a huge variety of minerals.


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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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