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...

 

Separating

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker at a pair of shaking tables

Once the tin ore particles were ground to fine sand, the separation process removed any remaining waste from the ore.


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Pumpmen

Click to see a larger version of this imagepumpman checking the pumps underground

Pumpmen worked mostly underground ensuring that the pumps which kept the mine dry and free of flooding were kept in good order.


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Cassiterite (SnO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagecassiterite mineral specimen

Cassiterite gets its name from the Greek word for ‘tin’. 


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Tin

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of cornish mining at Geevor

 

Tin production in the Devon and Cornwall dates from antiquity.


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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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