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...

 

K Gilbert (Financial Times 7th Dec 1985) - ‘If the mine has to close this place will be a ghost town. There’s nothing here apart from tin’. K Gilbert was Managing Director

D Alford (Western Morning News) – ‘If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will just become ghost towns’


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Assaying

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of a assayer at work

Assaying is the process of testing ore or metal samples to determine their mineral content and purity.


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Clothing

Click to see a larger version of this imagemodern miner wearing hard hat, gloves and stell toe capped wellies

Protective clothing had a real impact on safety in the mine. 


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Removing Water

Click to see a larger version of this imageRemoving Water, Wheal Hermon pump copyright Geevor Archive

Leather buckets and manpower were used to drain these early 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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