Explore gathers all the information Geevor has on the industrial and scientific achievements that made Cornwall a world leader in the mining industry. These achievements have been split into five theme themes for you to explore: 

Cornish Mining

Geevor Underground

Geevor at Grass

Life at the Edge 

 

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Other industries

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The mines created a demand which led to the establishment of local industries.


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Winder driver

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It was the job of the Winderman to control the cages and ore skips that carried men, machinery, equipment and ore up and down Victory Shaft.


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How is Copper used?

Click to see a larger version of this imagereplica bronze age sword

The first copper objects were decorative - because copper is attractive and easy to shape into objects like earrings, rings, bracelets, combs and mirrors. Copper can be mixed with other metals to create alloys such as bronze (copper and tin) or brass (copper and zinc).


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Mine Owners

Click to see a larger version of this imagemine manager sitting at his desk wearing a suit and bowler hat

Cornish mining and its related industries generated huge fortunes for a minority of people involved in the industry.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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