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

 

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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Every little bit helps

Click to see a larger version of this imagenative bluebell

Here at Geevor we want to use the site not only to explain about our Cornish heritage but also about our Earth heritage.


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Brunton Calciner

Click to see a larger version of this imagedrawing of the interior of a brunton calciner

In the 1830s the Brunton Calciner was developed for arsenic recovery, which were used many Cornish mines until the 1950s.


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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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