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...

 

Lead (Pb)

Lead is one of the oldest metals known to humans.


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Botallackite Cu2[(OH)3|Cl]

Click to see a larger version of this imagebotallackite mineral specimen

A blue-green mineral first found at Botallack Mine, the type location which it is named after.


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Mossel time

Click to see a larger version of this imageminers underground taking a break and having mossel

Most miners took food and drink underground with them; at some stage during their shift would sit and take a break close to where they were working.


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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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