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Visitors could double to tin mine
Geevor mine
Geevor ceased to be a working mine in 1991
Councillors are to decide whether to approve 3.5m on expanding Geevor tin mine as a tourist attraction on the outskirts of Pendeen in west Cornwall.

Cornwall County Council hopes to boost visitor numbers by opening deeper tunnels to tourists.

Geevor costs taxpayers 66,000 a year to run and it is hoped the new tunnels would double visitor numbers and make the attraction self sufficient.

Geevor ceased to be a working mine in 1991, ending 300 years of mining.




SEE ALSO:
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08 Jan 04 |  Cornwall
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