Underground Overground

This exhibition is now closed.

November 2010 - November 2011

Ever wondered what a plan of the underground mining areas at Geevor might look like? Or why and how they were made? This exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine tells the story of these underground plans, with photographs and information to help you locate what’s left on the surface today.

There are over 3000 historic maps and plans in the archive collection at Geevor Tin Mine. These range in size, date and type. For the last three years, Volunteers have worked painstakingly to catalogue this collection.

Thanks to the British Geological Survey, it has been possible to have this collection of plans digitally scanned, and this exhibition displays full-sized prints of some of these plans and tells the interesting stories associated with them. We have also been fortunate to have the help of the St Just Mines Research Group who have been crucial in aiding our research.

The exhibition includes a chance to find out about how a wrong calculation when drawing an underground plan led to the 1893 Wheal Owles mining disaster and the loss of 20 lives, as well as a look at how close the miners worked to the sea bed under Levant and Geevor Mines.

Geevor's website also has online information about surveying, found here.

The exhibition will run until Summer 2011.


  • View Comments
  • Leave a Comment

Comment left by Daniel on 2011-06-13 14:48:55

I love it! It is very interesting. I can't wait to go to Geevor!

Comment left by mr cool on 2011-06-13 14:52:11



Comment left by Dan on 2011-06-13 14:55:51

I love this website. I find it interesting. One thing I like about it is seeing the exhibitions. I think it's brilliant.


Name: (as you would like it to appear on the website)

Email: (this will not be displayed on the website)