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

 

 

Wethered Area

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At the top of the site near the main road there are several buildings which played a big part of the working of the early Geevor Tin Mines Ltd.


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Sorting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker working on the picking belt in the Mill

Once the ore has been crushed it would first be washed and then sorted. 


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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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