This ore field is one of the most important historical tin deposit sites in the Czech Republic. For over 400 years starting in the 16th century, tin was extracted here in the form of cassiterite. The well-preserved mining landscape features a large number of artefacts of past mining activity both above and below ground which are important beyond the regional level. The most important of these are the Rote Grube (Red Mine) surface mines, the Schnepp Pinge sink-hole, and above all the Mauritius mine, the largest and deepest tin mine in the Czech Erzgebirge, which was designated as a national monument in 2014.