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...

 

Cassiterite (SnO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagecassiterite mineral specimen

Cassiterite gets its name from the Greek word for ‘tin’. 


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Housing

Click to see a larger version of this imageareial view of main street in Pendeen

The growth of the mining industry created more jobs this led to rapid population growth and the creation of new settlements. 


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Trammers

Click to see a larger version of this imagetrammers at work tipping ore onto the grizzly

Trammers worked underground transporting the ore from the stopes to the grizzly.


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Luxulyan Valley with Charlestown

Click to see a larger version of this imageluxulyan valley view across treffry viaduct

The steep-sided Luxulyan Valley on the south Cornish coast became an important transport corridor in the nineteenth century


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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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