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...


Mechanical drilling

Click to see a larger version of this imageminer using a mechanical drill (compressed air)

By 1880 mechanical drilling machines were  introduced to Cornish Mines. 

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Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Cage with men copyright Royal Institution of Cornwall

A rugged type of lift to transport the miners up and down the near vertical shafts.

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Click to see a larger version of this imagegranite rock sample

Granite forms the backbone of Cornwall stretching from Dartmoor in Devon South-westwards to the Isles of Scilly.

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Click to see a larger version of this imageminers typical menu

Life was often short and hard for the miners.

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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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