The Daniel mine is first mentioned in records dating to around 1500. In the middle of the 17th century, remarkable cobalt deposits were found, making the mine one of the most important in the Schneeberg ore field. It supplied more than a third of the locally mined cobalt ore. Of the mine’s surface buildings, only the administration and assembly building (built in 1730) and the mine forge (dating from 1839/40) are still standing. The administration and assembly building now houses the headquarters of the Schneeberg/Erzgebirge e.V. mining association.