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P number: P208020
Old photograph number: A08098
Caption: Geevor Mine and streamers works, Pendeen. Looking south-east, Cornwall.
Description: The Victory Shaft headgear is on the skyline and the mill buildings in which the ore is processed are below. Waste water, carrying fine material, flows down the valley from the mill to the cliff edge (just right of the picture). The buildings, in the middle of the view, house the plant of a streamers mill which makes a recovery of cassiterite left in the waste water from the mine. The small headgear just right of the centre of the picture is at Thorn's Shaft, on the seaward extension of the Geevor lodes. The St. Just mining district is situated on the Land's End peninsula and consists of granite with a narrow strip of thermally metamorphosed killas and greenstone along parts of the western seeboard. The prevalent strike of the lodes is north-west to south-east.
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: Landscape
Size: 221.85 KB; 1001 x 714 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 189 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Metalliferous mining, tin  


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