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 

 

Click on one of these themes or discover random facts below...

 

Danger

Click to see a larger version of this imagerescue team practice copyright Chris Elson held by the Geevor Archive

Mining in the 20th century had been made safer than ever before, but working conditions were still unpleasant for the miners. It was dark, cramped, noisy, hot, dirty and often wet.


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The Mine Club

Click to see a larger version of this imagetug of war team

The Social Club was the social centre of the mine where miners could retreat for a pint after their shift.


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Gunpowder

Click to see a larger version of this imageearly miners lighting a fuse with candles

From the late 17th century gunpowder came into use in Cornish mines.


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The Royal Visit 28th November 1980

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Queen underground unvieling the Victory shaft sub incline extension

On Friday 28th Nov 1980, Queen Elizabeth II visited Geevor for the opening ceremony of the newly developed Sub-Incline Extension.


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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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