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...

 

Underground Exploration: Hard Rock

Click to see a larger version of this imageearly miner in underground level

By the mid-15th century, as alluvial works were running out, the value of tin was increasing and technology was improving, so miners started to follow the tin lodes underground.


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Ladders

Click to see a larger version of this imageold ladders underground

The basic piece of equipment for going up and down the mine shaft.


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Other Hard Rock Metal Mining Areas in Britain

Click to see a larger version of this imageHard Rock sign in orange copyright Pat Comber

Copper Mining Sites


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What’s in a Lode?

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram showing what is in a lode

Lodes are formed from Granite intrusions and their surrounding metamorphic rock.


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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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