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Geevor at Grass

Processing

 

Smelting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemolten tin

The process of smelting changes tin ore into metal.


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Assaying

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Assaying is the process of testing ore or metal samples to determine their mineral content and purity.


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The End Product: Concentrates

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin concentrate in a bag shown by a mill worker

The purpose of processing operations was to concentrate the ore up to an average of 60 - 80 per cent for tin. 


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Buildings

 

Sub Station

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From the early 20th century Geevor was electrically powered.


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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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