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Geevor Underground

Drilling and Blasting

 

Mechanical drilling

Click to see a larger version of this imageminer using a mechanical drill (compressed air)

By 1880 mechanical drilling machines were  introduced to Cornish Mines. 


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Development

Click to see a larger version of this imagea pair of developers preparing for blasting

Development is the process of mining the tunnels underground to reach and follow the lode. 


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Stoping

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of early miners drilling a stope

Stoping is the process of mining the lode between the levels.


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Removing the Ore

 

Tramming

Click to see a larger version of this imagetrammers underground

Wagons were used to transport broken ore underground, from the site of blasting to the bottom of the haulage shaft.


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Comment left by callum on 2010-06-29 15:35:24

I love the panning it is really fun and I like going underground

Comment left by Jacqueline Wall on 2011-05-02 01:32:41

I was looking for the cross-section map showing the hundreds of miles and levels of tunnels and shafts in Geevor - as in the 3 dimensional scale wooden model you have behind the glass wall near reception. I really think this would inform people more about how fantastic and HUGE a place this mine is.

 

Comment left by Phil on 2012-08-01 22:10:48

By far the best attraction in this part of Cornwall. Something for everyone, very well organised and the friendliness and passion of those who work there really makes the difference. The museum section is the only one I have ever visited anywhere in the world where NONE of the exhibits are broken! 10 out of 10.

 

Comment left by Mr &.mrs Venn on 2014-10-10 10:59:02

Best day out of our holiday. Friday 3/10/14 .

 

Comment left by Phil and Valerie Bennetts on 2017-07-10 09:50:55

Our Ancestor's brother was part-owner of the mine at one time.James Bennetts also contributed to the building of Pendeen Church with help from Matthias Rodda, 150 years later you have know idea how we appreciate the effort made to keep History alive for us all,who return to our Motherland

 

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