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 

 

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St Agnes Mining District

Click to see a larger version of this imageSt Agnes Mining District A7 Wheal Coates copyright B Gamble at Cornwall Council

Mining at St Agnes was focused on the coast, as at St Just, but the surrounding landscape was also changed through the establishment of mineworkers’ smallholdings – small subsistence farms - created through the improvement of heathland by lease-holding mining families. St Agnes village itself experienced expansion due to the influence of mining and the Miners’ and Mechanics’ Institute is a good example of the self-improvement initiatives for mineworkers being established at the time. 


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Under the Sea

Click to see a larger version of this imagesealing the breach under the sea

As early as the 18th Century the workings at Levant mine, to the west of Geevor, stretched out below the sea bed. 


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Hoisting

Click to see a larger version of this imagehoisting  and winding machinery in the winder house

A hoist or winder is used to raise and lower men and or materials within a shaft.


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Folk Lore, Myths and Legends

Click to see a larger version of this imagelands end cliff face with a dark grey sky

Local myths and legends were amplified by romantics of the past.


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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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