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 End Product: Concentrates

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin concentrate in a bag shown by a mill worker

The purpose of processing operations was to concentrate the ore up to an average of 60 - 80 per cent for tin. 


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The Dry

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the dry showing lockers and wellies

The Dry was the heart of the mine.


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Cave Dwellers

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The old mine buildings are home to Geevor's nocturnal animals.


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Assaying

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of a assayer at work

Assaying is the process of testing ore or metal samples to determine their mineral content and purity.


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