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Eliášské údolí or Eliastal (the Elias valley) presents a unique combination of evidence of silver ore mining in the 16th to 19th centuries and uranium mining activities in the second half of the 20th century. Remnants of the earliest mining are most clearly visible on the road between Nove Mesto and Abertamy, where dozens of heaps and sinkholes mirror the routes of underground silver seams. The Heinzenteich reservoir (now Horký rybník) was created in the mid-16th century to provide water for the mineworkings. After the Second World War, the central part of the Elias valley in particular was transformed by uranium mining. The huge scale of underground mining is evidenced by the enormous Eduard, Jiřina, and Eva shaft heaps, and those higher up the valley belonging to the Rovnost, 14, and Adam shafts.