These videos were produced by the Open University in association with

Prof. Dougal Jerram Prof Dougal Jerram


Introduction video - start here.


Geological Origins - the geology of SW England that gave rise to mineralisation and

metal ore formation in Cornwall.


The Rashleigh Collection - created by Phillip Rashleigh and purchased by the

Royal Institution of Cornwall in 1902. Now on display in the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.


Geevor Tin Mine Museum - the story of a Cornish mine from ore to smelted metal.


Naturally radioactive minerals - not available in the museum gallery, but fully accessible

in our on-line collection.