Geevor at Grass

areial view of the whole of the Geevor site

Geevor is much more than a mine. Underground was just the beginning. 

There’s just as much to see and learn from the surface buildings at Geevor Tin Mine. About two- thirds of the work force of the tin mine actually worked above ground, in jobs that supported the underground or helped to process the ore into tin concentrate, the mine’s finished product.

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of A Cocks at Cornwall Council

 

The Mill

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the mill

By far the largest of all the surface buildings was the Mill.


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Mine Rescue and First Aid Room

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the mine rescue room displaying breathing apparatus, hard hats and equipment

Geevor had a team of rescuers and first aider’s trained to deal with any kind of accident or fire outbreak. 


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Crushing

Click to see a larger version of this imagecone crusher, crushing tin ore

Crushing was the first stage in the process and aimed to reduce the size of the ore brought up from the underground.


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Smelting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemolten tin

The process of smelting changes tin ore into metal.


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