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...

 

Cost Book Company

Click to see a larger version of this imagepile of leather bound books. petty cash book, wages book, ledger, cost book, account book

The traditional way a Cornish mine operated was as a Cost Book Company. 


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The Wendron Mining District

Click to see a larger version of this imageThe Wendron Mining District A4 Medlyn copyright B Gamble at Cornwall Council

The Wendron Area has a history of tin production stretching back into antiquity. 


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Trevithick

Click to see a larger version of this imageRichard Trevithick statue copyright A Cocks at Cornwall Council

 

Richard Trevithick the Cornish Giant of Steam


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Bismuth (Bi)

Click to see a larger version of this imagebismuth mineral specimen

Bismuth was confused in early times with tin and lead because of its resemblance to those elements.


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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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