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Geevor Underground

Removing the Ore

 

Tramming

Click to see a larger version of this imagetrammers underground

Wagons were used to transport broken ore underground, from the site of blasting to the bottom of the haulage shaft.


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Under the Sea

Click to see a larger version of this imagesealing the breach under the sea

As early as the 18th Century the workings at Levant mine, to the west of Geevor, stretched out below the sea bed. 


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Hoisting

Click to see a larger version of this imagehoisting  and winding machinery in the winder house

A hoist or winder is used to raise and lower men and or materials within a shaft.


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Mine Shafts

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram depicting the victory shaft, with levels, drives, crosscuts and lode

Mine shafts provide access for men, materials and services and shafts are also used to hoist the ore to surface for processing.


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Comment left by john.woodcraft on 2010-03-16 16:44:46

what a magnificient acheivement at the time,and all I noticed,was the red/pink of the sea,and my eyes,(big drinker then)

Comment left by XXXHELLOXXX on 2010-10-13 11:17:38

good website, lots of good info

 

Comment left by kaz urbanski on 2011-01-14 21:16:29

Thats Ian Jenkin and Mike Sampson . Great photo .

 

Comment left by Polo on 2011-03-11 22:16:56

The full length of Wethered Shaft was maintained and in use from surface to 8 Level until the 1986 mine closure.

 

Comment left by L C East on 2013-08-09 13:04:09

I like Mines

 

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