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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 components of past mining activity, both above and below ground, which are of national and global importance. The most important of these are the Rote Grube surface mines, the Schnepp Pinge sinkhole, and above all the Mauritius mine, the largest and deepest tin mine in the Czech Erzgebirge, which was designated a national monument in 2014.