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 

 

Click on one of these themes or discover random facts below...

 

Housing

Click to see a larger version of this imageareial view of main street in Pendeen

The growth of the mining industry created more jobs this led to rapid population growth and the creation of new settlements. 


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Smelting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemolten tin

The process of smelting changes tin ore into metal.


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Zinc (Zn)

Click to see a larger version of this imagezinc specimens

Zinc is essential for human health.


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Steam Engines

Click to see a larger version of this imageold steam engine copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Steam engines work by using heat to turn a small amount of water into a lot of steam which expands rapidly and powerfully.


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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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