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...

 

Galena (PbS)

Click to see a larger version of this imagegalena mineral specimen

Is the most important lead ore.


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Grizzly men

Click to see a larger version of this imagegrizzley man hit rock with a 'big hit' hammer on grizzly grid

A grizzly is a grid of iron bars that allows ore of the correct size to travel down the ore pass to the bottom of the mine, ready for hoisting to the surface.


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The rock cycle: how rocks are formed

Click to see a larger version of this imagelarge rock with chimney in background

There are three main types of rock: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.


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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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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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