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...

 

Identifying metals

Click to see a larger version of this imagestreak test for identifying metals

During the 19th century it was discovered that by placing metal compounds into a flame each metal produced its own characteristic colour.


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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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Assayers

Click to see a larger version of this imageassayer at work

The assayer’s job was to assess the quality of the tin.


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Oliver Wethered

Click to see a larger version of this imageold portrait of Oliver Wethered

Oliver Wethered was a leading figure in Cornish mining for over thirty years.Oliver Wethered was the Chairman of Geevor Tin Mine Ltd from 1911.


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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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