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Miners' Jobs

group of 6 miners sitting underground

It took a large number of people to make sure the mine worked safely and efficiently.

A mine can only work well if machinery, materials and the workers are all in the right place at the right time. From the miners who worked underground to the surface workers and managers, every person employed at Geevor had a specific role.

The early 18th and 19th century mines and the modern Geevor mine employed a great many men in a variety of jobs. These included stopers, developers, trammers, pumpmen, carpenters, blacksmiths, washers, roasters, refiners, surveyors, assayers, managers and many more.


Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Royal instiution of Cornwall

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Comment left by Emily on 2010-10-02 22:58:55

This page os alright but it doesn't say about the different types of jobs!!

Comment left by :) :) x on 2011-10-06 18:23:38

it is good information but i don't know what a trammer is so if possible you explain it in a more simple way.


Comment left by Polo on 2015-06-20 16:06:37

Mr Ken Gilbert made a famous comment when asked how many people worked at Geevor - "About half of them" he always said!


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