One of the last deep Tin mines in Cornwall, this mine closed in the 1980s and has now been converted into a museum and tourist attraction. Victory shaft and the mine buildings are situated on the site of the former North Levant Mine, which was incorporated with the Geevor sett in 1920 and then became Geevor Mine.
Victory shaft sunk 1919: vertical to 460m then sub-decline to 610m. Steel headframe & British Thomson Houston electric winder installed 1954. Primary jaw crusher, pumped water settling tank (9000 litres per minute
pumped out of mine). Compressor house with 1.2MPa reciprocating
compressors & air receiver. 1000T fine ore bin. Reject grave
conveyors. Mill: 2 Symons cone crushers, screw densifier, vibrating
sizing screens, Newall Dunford & Hardinge ball mills, shaking tables, froth flotation plant (floats = copper, arsenic & iron sulphates, sinks = tin oxide) magnetic separator removing iron
& manganese, rotary drying kiln, bagging area (70% grade in 50kg bags). 8/87: only maintenance crew underground, mill processing stock pile of won ore until 11/9/87.
"The St. Just Mining District", by Cyril Noall (1973).
Geevor Adit is ok, but locked. Repair work to adit & portal is completed. PM me for details. Bill L.
Ground falls at the adit portal & near to junction of Deep Adit & Victory X. cu.