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

 

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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The Mill

Click to see a larger version of this imageinterior of the mill

By far the largest of all the surface buildings was the Mill.


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Geevor Tin Mines Ltd

Click to see a larger version of this imageentrance to Geevor Tin Mines Ltd

The company, Geevor Tin Mine Ltd was formed in 1911, nearly one hundred years ago. 


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Crushing

Click to see a larger version of this imagecone crusher, crushing tin ore

Crushing was the first stage in the process and aimed to reduce the size of the ore brought up from the underground.


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