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...

 

What’s in a Lode?

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram showing what is in a lode

Lodes are formed from Granite intrusions and their surrounding metamorphic rock.


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Geevor Tin Mines Ltd

Click to see a larger version of this imageentrance to Geevor Tin Mines Ltd

The company, Geevor Tin Mine Ltd was formed in 1911, nearly one hundred years ago. 


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Clothing

Click to see a larger version of this imagemodern miner wearing hard hat, gloves and stell toe capped wellies

Protective clothing had a real impact on safety in the mine. 


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Mossel time

Click to see a larger version of this imageminers underground taking a break and having mossel

Most miners took food and drink underground with them; at some stage during their shift would sit and take a break close to where they were working.


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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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