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

 

The Royal Visit 28th November 1980

Click to see a larger version of this imagethe Queen underground unvieling the Victory shaft sub incline extension

On Friday 28th Nov 1980, Queen Elizabeth II visited Geevor for the opening ceremony of the newly developed Sub-Incline Extension.


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Mine Shafts

Click to see a larger version of this imagediagram depicting the victory shaft, with levels, drives, crosscuts and lode

Mine shafts provide access for men, materials and services and shafts are also used to hoist the ore to surface for processing.


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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. 


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Victory Shaft

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictory headgear

The sinking of Victory Shaft began in 1919.


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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

 

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