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...

 

Emigration

Click to see a larger version of this imageemigration poster to Van Diemen's land and New South Wales Mr Latimer of Truro

Emigration was one of the major factors that shaped Cornwall.


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Goethite (HFeO(OH))

Click to see a larger version of this imageGoethite mineral specimen

A German Poet.


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Bornite (Cu2FeS4)

Click to see a larger version of this imagebornite mineral specimen

The Peacock copper.


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Brunton Calciner

Click to see a larger version of this imagedrawing of the interior of a brunton calciner

In the 1830s the Brunton Calciner was developed for arsenic recovery, which were used many Cornish mines until the 1950s.


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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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