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P number: P208005
Old photograph number: A08083
Caption: Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall.
Description: Geevor Mine, general view, looking north-west. A general view looking north-west along the strike of the lodes. In the foreground is the caved-in collar of Carne Shaft, on the landward end of the lodes where mineralisation is shallow. In the middle distance, on the left, is Wethered Shaft, where some lodes have been productive to a depth of 1,000 feet and in the distance, on the right, is Victory Shaft, 1,300 feet deep. The chimney stacks in the middle of the skyline are of old Levant Mine. Early in 1986, Geevor, a tin mine, was the sole working mine in the district. It incorporated the North Levant, Wheal Carne and Wheal Bal. The company operated under the name Geevor since 1911. The mine straddles the contact of the Land's End Granite with the country rock.
Date taken: 01/08/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 137500
Y latitude/northing: 34500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 190.67 KB; 714 x 1000 pixels; 60 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 189 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Metalliferous mining, tin  

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