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...

 

Injuries

Click to see a larger version of this imageGeevor first aid team

Diseases caused by working conditions tended to develop over a long period of time, but accidents and death could strike at any time. 


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Tramways and Railways

Click to see a larger version of this imageearly railway

The growth of Cornwall’s mining industry from the 18th century led to the development of a transportation infrastructure which stretched across the region. 


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Tea Treats

Click to see a larger version of this imageChildren enjoying tea treats

Tea Treat was once a very special occasion when families and friends got together and laid on a special tea.


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Sorting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker working on the picking belt in the Mill

Once the ore has been crushed it would first be washed and then sorted. 


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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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