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Geevor Underground

Drilling and Blasting

 

Mechanical drilling

Click to see a larger version of this imageminer using a mechanical drill (compressed air)

By 1880 mechanical drilling machines were  introduced to Cornish Mines. 


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Development

Click to see a larger version of this imagea pair of developers preparing for blasting

Development is the process of mining the tunnels underground to reach and follow the lode. 


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Stoping

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of early miners drilling a stope

Stoping is the process of mining the lode between the levels.


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Comment left by wayne burns on 2009-10-28 11:22:18

Geevor is a 20th century mine so how can this be true : By 1880 mechanical drilling machines were first being used at Geevor.

Comment left by GEEVOR TIN MINE on 2009-11-11 11:33:34

Thank you for your comments, we have now amended the entry.

 

Comment left by Leif Nielsen on 2011-05-27 22:08:57

A very interesting museum, which we visited during a holiday i United Kingdom in May 2011.

 

Comment left by Leviticus Bennett on 2017-04-25 22:35:10

That's really neat that nowadays we can use compressed air drills and gelatin to break rock underground. I've heard there was a lot of deaths and accidents caused by gunpowder explosives used in mining. Some people even say it used to be one of the most dangerous jobs. It's a good thing technology fixed that. That's really neat that nowadays we can use compressed air drills and gelatin to break rock underground. I've heard there was a lot of deaths and accidents caused by gunpowder explosives used in mining. Some people even say it used to be one of the most dangerous jobs. It's a good thing technology fixed that.

 

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