Explore gathers all the information Geevor has on the industrial and scientific achievements that made Cornwall a world leader in the mining industry. These achievements have been split into five theme themes for you to explore: 

Cornish Mining

Geevor Underground

Geevor at Grass

Life at the Edge 

 

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Popular Culture

Click to see a larger version of this imagelocal fayre with children dressed up

Leisure activities were often centred around the church or chapel, with youth clubs, sports, galas and fayres. 


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What is Biodiversity?

Click to see a larger version of this imagewealth of biodiveristy around the Geevor site

Biodiversity is short for 'biological diversity', which describes the variety of life we have on Earth.


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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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Bevin Boys

With the outbreak of World War II, the demand for tin grew.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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