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Geevor Underground

Removing the Ore

 

Under the Sea

Click to see a larger version of this imagesealing the breach under the sea

As early as the 18th Century the workings at Levant mine, to the west of Geevor, stretched out below the sea bed. 


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Hoisting

Click to see a larger version of this imagehoisting  and winding machinery in the winder house

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


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Mine Shafts

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram depicting the victory shaft, with levels, drives, crosscuts and lode

Mine shafts provide access for men, materials and services and shafts are also used to hoist the ore to surface for processing.


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The Wethered Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Wethered shaft

The original ‘Geevor Tin Mines, Ltd’ which was established in 1911 used the shaft near the entrance with the prominent wooden headgear as their main access to the mine.


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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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