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...

 

Cave Dwellers

Click to see a larger version of this imageBat

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


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Other Hard Rock Metal Mining Areas in Britain

Click to see a larger version of this imageHard Rock sign in orange copyright Pat Comber

Copper Mining Sites


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Crushing

Click to see a larger version of this imagecone crusher, crushing tin ore

Crushing was the first stage in the process and aimed to reduce the size of the ore brought up from the underground.


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Boulton and Watt

James Watt (1736-1819) invented the separate condenser in 1769. 


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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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