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...

 

Crushing

Click to see a larger version of this imagecone crusher, crushing tin ore

Crushing was the first stage in the process and aimed to reduce the size of the ore brought up from the underground.


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Stopers

Click to see a larger version of this imagestoper drilling a stope with a compressed air drill

The stoper was responsible for extracting the minerals from the lode.


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The Rock Cycle

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram of the rock cycle

The Earth’s rocks do not stay the same forever. 


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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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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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