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...

 

Tin (Sn)

Click to see a larger version of this imagethree small bottles of tin concentrate

Tin is one of the few metals which has been used and traded by humans for more than 5000 years.


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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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Products and Properties

Click to see a larger version of this imagetin toy cars, tin boxes and tin buckets

Tin Plate: One of the most important uses of tin was to coat or ‘plate’ other metals. 


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Children in the Mines

Click to see a larger version of this imagetwo young boy miners

In the 18th and 19th centuries children were employed above and below ground.


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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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