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

 

Top Fitting Shop

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the top fitting shop

The Top Fitting Shop was one of the engineering workshops for the mine.


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Processing and the Mill

Click to see a larger version of this imageprocessing machinery in the Mill

When the tin ore was found underground, it did not occur in big pieces, but in small crystals scattered through the rock.


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The Sample House

Click to see a larger version of this imagesample house equipment

The Sample House was built between 1908 and 1912 and originally used for sample preparation and both Vanning and Chemical Assays.    


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Separating

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker at a pair of shaking tables

Once the tin ore particles were ground to fine sand, the separation process removed any remaining waste from the ore.


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