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Cornish Mining

Cornish Mining the Basics

 

Man Engines

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Man engine copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

A man engine is almost like a moving ladder. 


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Ladders

Click to see a larger version of this imageold ladders underground

The basic piece of equipment for going up and down the mine shaft.


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Haulage

Click to see a larger version of this imagehaulage underground copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Once the ore had been broken, it was hauled from underground to the surface in four stages.


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Winding

Click to see a larger version of this imagepostcard of a horse whim at Geevor

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


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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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