Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1

Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1 These images were taken during 2016 on a pleasant day wandering around the site with Tracy. Luckily it was bright and sunny, making it ideal for photography. Many thanks to Colin McClary who arranged an all areas explore for us. Also taking time out of his day to show us around some of the buildings.

Geevor Museum had changed a lot since I last wandered around just after the mine closed. However it still retains that unique atmosphere, it is a very special place and I always enjoy walking the site. I wanted to concentrate on doing some photography of parts I had certainly missed before. Always looking for the unusual angles and textures, but that is what Black and White does to you.

It is a great day out for all the family and highly recommended.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.1 – First of all, the impressive headframe of Victory Shaft.
Vertical to 460m deep this is the centre piece of the site, sinking here commenced in 1919. This image was taken very early one fine morning in order to achieve the interesting lighting against a darkened sky.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.2 – The steel headframe was installed in 1954.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.3 – Another view of Victory Shaft taken from the access road.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.4 – The twin chimneys of the Blacksmith’s shop.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.5 – One of the outside walls of the processing shed.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.6 – The outside of the New Table Plant.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.7 – Also the Fine Ore Bin from the other side.
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Geevor Mine Gallery 2016: 1.8 – A slightly different angle on the previous image.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.9 – The old gantry leading to the Fine Ore Bin.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.10 – Beside the Compressor House there is this Heenan Series 8600 Water Cooling Tower for the compressed air.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.11 – At the rear of the Processing Sheds there was this interesting arrangement of buildings.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.12 – This buiding held the control mechanism for the small tank below also used in the milling process.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.13 – The old assay office.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.14 – Moved from its previous location at Wethered’s Shaft this is the waterwheel that powers the set of preserved Cornish Stamps. It was made at Sara’s Foundry in Redruth.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.15 – An image of the stamps heads. These were in use processing waste dump material until 1954 at Trelocke Farm near Nancledra. It’s amazing that technology like this was still being used commercially.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.16 – Another closer image of the “Braithwait” water tank.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.17 – This concrete building housed the Mintech on-stream analyser.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016: 1.18 – Finally, this is top of the 35′ round tank.

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