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...

 

Tulls and Hard Hats

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of early cornish miners wearing tull hats and candles

Hard Hats to protect the skull and steel toe capped boots and wellies were the first pieces of clothing designed to protect against falling rock and moving machinery.


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Gunpowder

Click to see a larger version of this imageearly miners lighting a fuse with candles

From the late 17th century gunpowder came into use in Cornish mines.


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Azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2)

Click to see a larger version of this imageblue azurite mineral

Azurite is formed by the weathering of other copper minerals. 


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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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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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