Outside the calciner building there are some small underground train trucks. Jack the miner has to check whether the rocks in the shovel truck have got any valuable tin in them. The trains are small because the underground tunnels are also quite small.
Ore used to be hauled up from the mine in a kibble. These old ones are inspected by Jack the Miner to make sure they are in good condition for visitors to look at.
The calciner building was where they used to roast the black tin to extract the solid, white tin metal. They needed lots of coal, for this which was brought along the mineral tramway in heavy wooden trucks.
There is a special collection of old mining objects for school children to investigate. Jack the Miner looks after them very carefully so they are always ready for the next class to draw and handle.
How many new words can you make from JACK THE MINER? You can only use each letter once in each word!
Our new 'Croust Hut' cafe opens on Saturday 15th April 2017 in the newly restored Assay House and we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for all the family.
We start the summer with our Annual Open Day on Sunday 30th April 2017
King Edward Mine's specialist bookshop for Cornish mining and history books. See Shop for details.