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Geevor Underground

Removing the Ore

 

Hoisting

Click to see a larger version of this imagehoisting  and winding machinery in the winder house

A hoist or winder is used to raise and lower men and or materials within a shaft.


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Mine Shafts

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram depicting the victory shaft, with levels, drives, crosscuts and lode

Mine shafts provide access for men, materials and services and shafts are also used to hoist the ore to surface for processing.


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The Wethered Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Wethered shaft

The original ‘Geevor Tin Mines, Ltd’ which was established in 1911 used the shaft near the entrance with the prominent wooden headgear as their main access to the mine.


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Victory Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictory headgear

The sinking of Victory Shaft began in 1919.


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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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