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

 

Compressor house

Click to see a larger version of this imagecompressor machinery

There have been several compressor houses on the Geevor site in the past. 


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Processing and the Mill

Click to see a larger version of this imageprocessing machinery in the Mill

When the tin ore was found underground, it did not occur in big pieces, but in small crystals scattered through the rock.


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Winder House

Click to see a larger version of this imageclose up of winder

There are two winders at Geevor which were used to haul cages of men and skips of ore up Victory shaft. 


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Geevor Tin Mines Ltd

Click to see a larger version of this imageentrance to Geevor Tin Mines Ltd

The company, Geevor Tin Mine Ltd was formed in 1911, nearly one hundred years ago. 


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