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

 

Wethered Area

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At the top of the site near the main road there are several buildings which played a big part of the working of the early Geevor Tin Mines Ltd.


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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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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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Arsenic Recovery

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of rows of arsenic barrels

Arsenic had to be removed as a waste product from the tin and copper ore.


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