Mining in the Upper Harz
The Upper Harz was one of the most important ore districts in Germany.
The main source of income was silver; from the 16th to the middle of the 19th century, about 14-50% of the silver mined throughout Germany was extracted in the Upper Harz.
The total number of silver mines that once operated around the mining town of St. Andreasberg can be estimated at around 300.
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