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Underhand stoping is a method of extraction that starts at the surface and continues downwards. It is the oldest technique for mining seams of ore. The underhand stopes at Ehrenfriedersdorf focused on the Einigkeit and Leimgrüben seams. These run north to south, almost parallel to one another. To the east of these stopes is the Prinzler underhand stope. Parts of the Einigkeit stope are accessible to visitors and the coe has been reconstructed. The stopes have been backfilled using spoil from mining activities.