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...

 

Modern techniques for Breaking Rock

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram showing the general layout of what a mine looks like below the surface including stope face, development drive and box holes

Modern mining techniques and machinery enabled large quantities of tin ore to be mined more efficiently and safely than ever before.


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Engine Houses

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Engine Houses copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

The old engine houses are the most iconic remains of Cornwall’s industrial past. 


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St Piran

Click to see a larger version of this imageSt Piran's flag black and white cross

Saint Piran is the patron saint of tin miners.  


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Assayers

Click to see a larger version of this imageassayer at work

The assayer’s job was to assess the quality of the tin.


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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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