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...

 

 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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Identifying metals

Click to see a larger version of this imagestreak test for identifying metals

During the 19th century it was discovered that by placing metal compounds into a flame each metal produced its own characteristic colour.


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Camborne and Redruth Mining District

Click to see a larger version of this imageCamborne and Redruth Mining District A5 Wheal Peevor Group copyright A Cocks at Cornwall Council

The mining districts of Camborne and Redruth were at the centre of metal mining in Cornwall and west Devon.


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Children in the Mines

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo young boy miners

In the 18th and 19th centuries children were employed above and below ground.


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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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