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

 

Every little bit helps

Click to see a larger version of this imagenative bluebell

Here at Geevor we want to use the site not only to explain about our Cornish heritage but also about our Earth heritage.


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Union Hut

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the union hut displaying tin crisis banners

There were several trade unions represented at Geevor. 


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Grinding

Click to see a larger version of this imagepile of balls for grinding in the ball mill

Grinding reduced the tin ore into much finer particles- about the size of grains of sand.


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Winder House

Click to see a larger version of this imageclose up of winder

There are two winders at Geevor which were used to haul cages of men and skips of ore up Victory shaft. 


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