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In the Kaff ore field in Zlatý Kopec or Goldenhöhe (Golden Hill) near Boží Dar, tin, iron, and to a lesser extent copper ore were mined as early as the first half of the 16th century. The mines were in operation up until the 1860s. Over an area of approximately 1,500 x 400 metres, there are countless authentic features both above and below the surface; these bear witness to past mining activity, including hundreds of sinkholes as well as crumbling mines and adits. The whole of the mountainous and forested terrain was untouched by later changes in the landscape, and the mining landscape has retained its original character.