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

 

Sub Station

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From the early 20th century Geevor was electrically powered.


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At the Mercy of the Elements

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Bracken is one of the first species to colonise neglected ground.


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Sorting

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker working on the picking belt in the Mill

Once the ore has been crushed it would first be washed and then sorted. 


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Winder House

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There are two winders at Geevor which were used to haul cages of men and skips of ore up Victory shaft. 


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