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The Schneeberg mining region borders the Annaberg district in the east and the Schwarzenberg district in the south. Among other resources, silver, copper, bismuth, cobalt, and nickel ores were mined here. Founded at the end of the 15th century, the mining town of Schneeberg was the first significant new mining town to be established in the western Erzgebirge and forms part of the World Heritage nomination. Also nominated are the nearby Schneeberg-Neustädtel and Hoher Forst mining landscapes, which bear witness to the mining history of the surrounding area. The blue dye factory known as “Schindlers Werk”, a monument to the blue pigment production industry in the Erzgebirge, is also part of the nomination. The Schneeberg timber transport ditch and a number of artefacts from the mining history of Aue – including the Auerhammer manor house and the St. Andreas Fundgrube/Weiße Erde Zeche mines – are associated objects that further illustrate the rich mining history of the region.