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

 

Drill shop

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The original drill shop was built in 1926, to the west of Victory Shaft.


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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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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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Mine club and Pendeen band room

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Geevor cricket team

The Social Club was the social centre of the mine where miners could retreat for a pint after their shift.


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