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...

 

Smelting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemolten tin

The process of smelting changes tin ore into metal.


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Women

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of balmaidens

Bal Maidens

From the early 18th century women and girls were employed above the ground in growing numbers doing low paid manual work.


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Tin

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of cornish mining at Geevor

 

Tin production in the Devon and Cornwall dates from antiquity.


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Mine Rescue and First Aid Room

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the mine rescue room displaying breathing apparatus, hard hats and equipment

Geevor had a team of rescuers and first aider’s trained to deal with any kind of accident or fire outbreak. 


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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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