Explore gathers all the information Geevor has on the industrial and scientific achievements that made Cornwall a world leader in the mining industry. These achievements have been split into five theme themes for you to explore: 

Cornish Mining

Geevor Underground

Geevor at Grass

Life at the Edge 

 

Click on one of these themes or discover random facts below...

 

Stannary Parliment

Click to see a larger version of this imagedrawing of a stannary palace

When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he saw how much money could be made from tin.


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Luxulyan Valley with Charlestown

Click to see a larger version of this imageluxulyan valley view across treffry viaduct

The steep-sided Luxulyan Valley on the south Cornish coast became an important transport corridor in the nineteenth century


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Folk Lore, Myths and Legends

Click to see a larger version of this imagelands end cliff face with a dark grey sky

Local myths and legends were amplified by romantics of the past.


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The Mine Club

Click to see a larger version of this imagetug of war team

The Social Club was the social centre of the mine where miners could retreat for a pint after their shift.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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