Archive for December, 2010

Christmas at Geevor 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 by geevor

Pendeen School Carol Concert
Wed 15th December
Being held at Geevor, starting at 6pm. Bring a torch, warm clothes and a loud voice!

Free, but donations will be welcome, to go towards both Pendeen School and Pendeen Community Heritage.

Geevor’s Christmas Event!
Tues 21st December
To celebrate the last day before Geevor’s Christmas closure, there will be FREE entry to Santa’s grotto, where Santa may be handing out little gifts!

There will be 10% discount in the Geevor Shop for those last minute Christmas presents.

The Geevor cafe will be offering Christmas-themed food and a FREE home-made mince pie with every specialist coffee.

PLUS, FREE Christmas crafts to have a go at and take home – all ages welcome!!

The grotto will be available 10am-12pm and 12.30pm-3pm, to allow Santa to have his lunch (even Santa needs to eat!).

All the usual Geevor activities such as panning for gems and the guided underground tours, as well as the rest of the atmospheric site and interactive Hard Rock Museum, will also be available with site admission.

Geevor Tin Mine will be closed on Wed 22nd December and re-opens on Wed 29th December 2010. Geevor will also be closed on Sunday 2nd January 2011.

Usual opening hours resume Monday 3rd January 2011.

Underground Overground

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 by geevor

Ever wondered what a plan of the underground mining areas at Geevor might look like? Or why and how they were made? This exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine tells the story of these underground plans, with photographs and information to help you locate what’s left on the surface today.
There are over 3000 historic maps and plans in the archive collection at Geevor Tin Mine. These range in size, date and type. For the last three years, Volunteers have worked painstakingly to catalogue this collection.

Thanks to the British Geological Survey, it has been possible to have this collection of plans digitally scanned, and this exhibition displays full-sized prints of some of these plans and tells the interesting stories associated with them. We have also been fortunate to have the help of the St Just Mines Research Group who have been crucial in aiding our research.

The exhibition includes a chance to find out about how a wrong calculation when drawing an underground plan led to the 1893 Wheal Owles mining disaster and the loss of 20 lives, as well as a look at how close the miners worked to the sea bed under Levant and Geevor Mines.

The exhibition will run until the end of April 2011.