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

 

Compressor house

Click to see a larger version of this imagecompressor machinery

There have been several compressor houses on the Geevor site in the past. 


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Classifying

Click to see a larger version of this imageclassifying machinery

Classifying is the process of sorting ore particles into sizes to prepare them for the next stage in the process.


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Grinding

Click to see a larger version of this imagepile of balls for grinding in the ball mill

Grinding reduced the tin ore into much finer particles- about the size of grains of sand.


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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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