Sunday, 28 March 2010

St. Just and Geevor Mine

Barbara and I had a Sunday drive out to Land's End today, and stopped for coffee in the old tin mining town of St. Just, almost a ghost town now after the closure of the nearby Geevor Tin Mine in 1990

Geevor is now a museum and as the weather was so bad, we stopped in to experience the mine and mill tour.

I have to say that it was disappointing. Our guide was an old miner, whose knowledge of milling was very rudimentary, and the only piece of equipment in operation for the public was a single shaking table, running in closed circuit with water. 

There are better mining museums in Cornwall, and over the next few months I will be visiting and reporting on these.

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