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...

 

Hard Rock Museum

Click to see a larger version of this imagehard rock musuem view of the Peninusla of minerals gallery

Hard Rock Museum is a colourful and engaging museum, which will introduce you to the rest of the site.


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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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The Knockers

Click to see a larger version of this imageknocker shape in the rock underground

Hammer and Crack! Hammer and Crack!


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Dynamite

Click to see a larger version of this imagedynamite explosives copyright Pat Comber

By 1870 a new high explosive, dynamite, invented by Alfred Nobel, became increasingly popular.


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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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