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...


Zinc (Zn)

Click to see a larger version of this imagezinc specimens

Zinc is essential for human health.

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Chalcopyrite (CuFeS2)

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Chalcopyrite is the most commonly found copper mineral and is the most important ore of copper. 

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Mines Rescue

Click to see a larger version of this imageGeevor mines rescue team dressed in orange overalls with blue breathing apparatus

Geevor had two rescue teams which were available at all times in case of emergency. 

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Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker at a pair of shaking tables

Once the tin ore particles were ground to fine sand, the separation process removed any remaining waste from the ore.

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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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