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Geevor Underground

Removing the Ore

 

The Wethered Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Wethered shaft

The original ‘Geevor Tin Mines, Ltd’ which was established in 1911 used the shaft near the entrance with the prominent wooden headgear as their main access to the mine.


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Victory Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictory headgear

The sinking of Victory Shaft began in 1919.


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Mexico Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imageview looking up towards the entrance of the adit from underground. Geevor guide silhouetted at entrance

Wheal Mexico, an underground working from the 18th or early 19th centuries.


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The Royal Visit 28th November 1980

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Queen underground unvieling the Victory shaft sub incline extension

On Friday 28th Nov 1980, Queen Elizabeth II visited Geevor for the opening ceremony of the newly developed Sub-Incline Extension.


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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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