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Cornish Mining

Innovation and Inventors

 

Hornblower

Hornblower was an engineering family who began to improve the Newcomen engine.   


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Safety fuse

Click to see a larger version of this imagecoiled safety fuse copyright the Geevor Archive

In 1831, William Bickford, a leather merchant from Tuckingmill near Camborne, invented the safety fuse.


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Dynamite

Click to see a larger version of this imagedynamite explosives copyright Pat Comber

By 1870 a new high explosive, dynamite, invented by Alfred Nobel, became increasingly popular.


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Comment left by ruby on 2010-01-14 14:54:49

I visited in 2008 and I thought it was very good!! I liked the tour of the mine espesaly!But I think that thete should have been more interactiv things in the museum!

Comment left by ruby on 2010-01-14 14:57:33

i visited in 2008 with my family .We all thought that the tour round the mine was the best part .but there should have been more interactiv stuff for kids!!!!

 

Comment left by Bethan Jones on 2012-02-22 21:02:32

I visted a few years ago and it was great the tour was amazing and i love the mine and i cant wait to go again!!!

 

Comment left by Mary Ann on 2012-09-28 16:02:24

Toured the Geevor Mine and Museum in September 2012 and found it fascinating. Some Cornish miners settled in my county in Maryland in the 1850s to work in the copper mines.

 

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