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Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region, Germany and Czech Republic: Nearly two dozen sites across two countries—from mining towns to forested shaft depressions to underground caverns—showcase a mining culture and history that influenced the course of medieval Europe. The Ore Mountain landscape was the most important source of silver ore for the continent between 1460 and 1560, and in subsequent years, the area produced tin and uranium.

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