A mining area that is recorded from the 15th century is located to the east of Pöhlberg. The extensive mining of silver-bearing copper ore is mainly documented by the heaps and the preserved underground mine workings that are unique in Erzgebirge mining. After the introduction of the liquation process, silver was extracted in the Grünthal Liquation Hut Complex from the copper ore mined here. As a result, mines such as Heilige Dreifaltigkeit and St. Briccius regained importance.

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  • Pöhlberg mining landscape

    The Pöhlberg Mining Landscape is an example of the development of silver and copper ore mining within the area of rural development on the eastern slopes of the Pöhlberg mountain near the mining town of Annaberg-Buchholz. The unique historic remnants and mine workings, dating mainly from the 15th to 18th century, are directly connected to the processing of silver-bearing copper ore in the Grünthal liquation works.