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

 

Separating

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker at a pair of shaking tables

Once the tin ore particles were ground to fine sand, the separation process removed any remaining waste from the ore.


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Top Fitting Shop

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the top fitting shop

The Top Fitting Shop was one of the engineering workshops for the mine.


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Brunton Calciner

Click to see a larger version of this imagedrawing of the interior of a brunton calciner

In the 1830s the Brunton Calciner was developed for arsenic recovery, which were used many Cornish mines until the 1950s.


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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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