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...

 

Every little bit helps

Click to see a larger version of this imagenative bluebell

Here at Geevor we want to use the site not only to explain about our Cornish heritage but also about our Earth heritage.


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Mexico Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imageview looking up towards the entrance of the adit from underground. Geevor guide silhouetted at entrance

Wheal Mexico, an underground working from the 18th or early 19th centuries.


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Cassiterite (SnO2)

Click to see a larger version of this imagecassiterite mineral specimen

Cassiterite gets its name from the Greek word for ‘tin’. 


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Other industries

Click to see a larger version of this imagesmelting factory

The mines created a demand which led to the establishment of local industries.


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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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