Geevor at Grass

areial view of the whole of the Geevor site

Geevor is much more than a mine. Underground was just the beginning. 

There’s just as much to see and learn from the surface buildings at Geevor Tin Mine. About two- thirds of the work force of the tin mine actually worked above ground, in jobs that supported the underground or helped to process the ore into tin concentrate, the mine’s finished product.

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of A Cocks at Cornwall Council

 

Mr Gilbert

Click to see a larger version of this imageMr Gilbert in front of the Victory Headgear

Mr K.A. Gilbert was the manager of Geevor between 1966 and 1973. 


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Hard Rock Museum

Click to see a larger version of this imagehard rock musuem view of the Peninusla of minerals gallery

Hard Rock Museum is a colourful and engaging museum, which will introduce you to the rest of the site.


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The Dry

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the dry showing lockers and wellies

The Dry was the heart of the mine.


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The End Product: Concentrates

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin concentrate in a bag shown by a mill worker

The purpose of processing operations was to concentrate the ore up to an average of 60 - 80 per cent for tin. 


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