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...

 

The Port of Hayle

Click to see a larger version of this imageaerial view of the port of Hayle

Hayle became one of the principal mineral harbours in Cornwall in the nineteenth century.


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Bevin Boys

With the outbreak of World War II, the demand for tin grew.


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Copper

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo showing cornish mining

Copper ores had been known in Cornwall from an early date.


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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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