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

 

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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Cave Dwellers

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The old mine buildings are home to Geevor's nocturnal animals.


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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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Assaying

Click to see a larger version of this imageold photo of a assayer at work

Assaying is the process of testing ore or metal samples to determine their mineral content and purity.


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