Removing the Ore

Dave Szlitkus mucking out his development drive after blasting.

Once the ore had been broken it had to be transported to the surface.

Broken ore from development drives and stopes was transported or trammed to the Ore Pass (a shaft dedicated to the movement of ore only) by electric locos and one tonne wagons. The ore would transfered to the Skip Loading Station at the bottom of Victory Shaft. Overnight a measuring flask was used to fill the two tonne ore skips which were then hoisted to the surface and the ore tipped into the Mill for processing.

 

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the David Wills Collection held by the Geevor Archive

 

Mexico Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imageview looking up towards the entrance of the adit from underground. Geevor guide silhouetted at entrance

Wheal Mexico, an underground working from the 18th or early 19th centuries.


Find out more >>

 

Under the Sea

Click to see a larger version of this imagesealing the breach under the sea

As early as the 18th Century the workings at Levant mine, to the west of Geevor, stretched out below the sea bed. 


Find out more >>

 

The Wethered Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Wethered shaft

The original ‘Geevor Tin Mines, Ltd’ which was established in 1911 used the shaft near the entrance with the prominent wooden headgear as their main access to the mine.


Find out more >>

 

Victory Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictory headgear

The sinking of Victory Shaft began in 1919.


Find out more >>


  • View Comments
  • Leave a Comment

Comment left by john.woodcraft on 2010-03-16 16:44:46

what a magnificient acheivement at the time,and all I noticed,was the red/pink of the sea,and my eyes,(big drinker then)

Comment left by XXXHELLOXXX on 2010-10-13 11:17:38

good website, lots of good info

 

Comment left by kaz urbanski on 2011-01-14 21:16:29

Thats Ian Jenkin and Mike Sampson . Great photo .

 

Comment left by Polo on 2011-03-11 22:16:56

The full length of Wethered Shaft was maintained and in use from surface to 8 Level until the 1986 mine closure.

 

Comment left by L C East on 2013-08-09 13:04:09

I like Mines

 

Name: (as you would like it to appear on the website)

Email: (this will not be displayed on the website)

Comments: