Geevor Tin Mine Gallery 4. This is the final page of outside images. Many of the photographs below are of structures now removed from site for safety reasons. Some of my favourite images of the site are on this page, I wish I had taken more.
Once again Bob Orchard has supplied much of the information.
A “Pearn” pump also a multi stage pump that was always referred to as the “Crofty” pump, as it had come second hand from South Crofty. The building was known as the “pump man’s cuddy” here, the surface pump men were based.
The surface pump men also looked after the 3rd level pump at adit level. The building was over the top of a large water tank, water was pumped from here up to the “Round Tank” next to Victory head frame.
The wooden structure housed a revolving screening tromel. I (Bob Orchard) remember one night there was a gale blowing, the mill stopped briefly and the wind twisted the inclined conveyor over.
Then the mill started again and the material that should have gone to the screening tromel was being tipped onto the cement road. As it was such a foul night no one was going outside until morning. By this time the road was under a huge pile of gravel.
Walking down the site to the area occupied by the Levant Mine Dressing Floors.
Victory shaft framed nicely by the building remains, the huge gravel pile from the mill is on the left side of the image. The pile of consisted of minus 6mm gravel, was a product of the screened non mineral bearing product from the HMS (Heavy Media Separation plant). This material was very popular with builders for bedding pipes etc). It was also used by Leswidden concrete block works.
After the mine closed we had a problem with subsidence at Thorn shaft (which went down to 3rd level (adit level) & below, unfortunately the gravel pile was over the top of it and a huge amount of it to be moved to find and cap Thorn shaft. At adit level a steel frame was installed to mitigate any chance of a blockage. The pile I (Bob Orchard) also used to “hide” things in from scrapies and souvenir hunters.