Geevor at Grass

areial view of the whole of the Geevor site

Geevor is much more than a mine. Underground was just the beginning. 

There’s just as much to see and learn from the surface buildings at Geevor Tin Mine. About two- thirds of the work force of the tin mine actually worked above ground, in jobs that supported the underground or helped to process the ore into tin concentrate, the mine’s finished product.

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of A Cocks at Cornwall Council

 

Assaying

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of a assayer at work

Assaying is the process of testing ore or metal samples to determine their mineral content and purity.


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Union Hut

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the union hut displaying tin crisis banners

There were several trade unions represented at Geevor. 


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Mine Rescue and First Aid Room

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the mine rescue room displaying breathing apparatus, hard hats and equipment

Geevor had a team of rescuers and first aider’s trained to deal with any kind of accident or fire outbreak. 


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Winder House

Click to see a larger version of this imageclose up of winder

There are two winders at Geevor which were used to haul cages of men and skips of ore up Victory shaft. 


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