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Geevor at Grass

Processing

 

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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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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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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Grinding

Click to see a larger version of this imagepile of balls for grinding in the ball mill

Grinding reduced the tin ore into much finer particles- about the size of grains of sand.


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