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...

 

Mineral collectors

Click to see a larger version of this imagea geevor sampler working underground taking a sample of rock with his pick

Cornwall has long been known for having a huge variety of minerals.


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Products and Properties

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin toy cars, tin boxes and tin buckets

Tin Plate: One of the most important uses of tin was to coat or ‘plate’ other metals. 


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 Early Methods for Breaking Rock Underground

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo pare workers hand drilling

In order to extract the tin ore, the hard rock had to be broken.


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Folk Lore, Myths and Legends

Click to see a larger version of this imagelands end cliff face with a dark grey sky

Local myths and legends were amplified by romantics of the past.


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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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