Source: The Cornishman
The Mines of St. Just, Isolation-Innovation-Speculation - a major new exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine
Date: Sunday, June 01, 2014
Repeats: Every Day until Friday, September 26, 2014
This summer, Geevor will host an exhibition by the St. Just Mines Research Group which showcases some of the recent work that the group has done. Following the private view on the evening of Friday May 31st, the exhibition will be open to the public from Sunday 1st June until Friday 26th September.
The exhibition is entitled ‘The Mines of St. Just – Isolation - Innovation – Speculation’ and aims to show how the mineral wealth of this remote corner of Cornwall was exploited by technological innovation often far in advance of other areas. The richness of the mineral deposits brought investment and speculation by wealthy investors from an early period: this is a part of our local history that is not well known.
The St. Just Mines Research Group was founded in 1993 by local people with a deep interest in the history of the mining industry: some of them were former miners who were able to use their skills to enable exploration and research work to be done underground. The Group has staged previous successful exhibitions at Geevor and at Botallack Count House. Published research work done by the group has been recognised as being of international standard.
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