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...


Under the Sea

Click to see a larger version of this imagesealing the breach under the sea

As early as the 18th Century the workings at Levant mine, to the west of Geevor, stretched out below the sea bed. 

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Click to see a larger version of this imageclassifying machinery

Classifying is the process of sorting ore particles into sizes to prepare them for the next stage in the process.

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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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Tulls and Hard Hats

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

Hard Hats to protect the skull and steel toe capped boots and wellies were the first pieces of clothing designed to protect against falling rock and moving machinery.

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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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