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

 

Processing and the Mill

Click to see a larger version of this imageprocessing machinery in the Mill

When the tin ore was found underground, it did not occur in big pieces, but in small crystals scattered through the rock.


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Mine Rescue and First Aid Room

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the mine rescue room displaying breathing apparatus, hard hats and equipment

Geevor had a team of rescuers and first aider’s trained to deal with any kind of accident or fire outbreak. 


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Smelting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemolten tin

The process of smelting changes tin ore into metal.


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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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