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...

 

Workers from overseas

Click to see a larger version of this imageM Muicci Italian worker

The Second World War caused a major skills shortage at Geevor, as men went to fight overseas.


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Amethyst (SiO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagelarge amethyst mineralAmethyst has been used for thousands of years to make jewellery and is still a popular gemstone.


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Products and Properties

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin toy cars, tin boxes and tin buckets

Tin Plate: One of the most important uses of tin was to coat or ‘plate’ other metals. 


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Tungsten (W)

Click to see a larger version of this imagetungsten filament in a light bulb

Switch on a light bulb and it's there for all to see. 


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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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