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...

 

Victorian Mining

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of miners underground wearing tull hats and candles

The greatest era of mining in Cornwall was the early 19th century, when Cornwall became the world’s leading supplier of copper.


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Children in the Mines

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo young boy miners

In the 18th and 19th centuries children were employed above and below ground.


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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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Other Hard Rock Metal Mining Areas in Britain

Click to see a larger version of this imageHard Rock sign in orange copyright Pat Comber

Copper Mining Sites


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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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