Silver production

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Banska Stiavnica
Camino Real Chalchihuites, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape "Silver-bearing ores have been worked on the Bere Ferrers or Birland peninsula, between the Tamar and Tavy rivers south of Tavistock, for nearly six centuries. By the middle of the 19th century there were at least a dozen mines, some consolidated into larger setts."
Greater Blue Mountains Yerranderie (Colon Peak Mine and Silver Peak Mine shaft entrances just within the inscribed area)
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Kutna Hora
Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Rammelsberg and Goslar "The remains of the Cistercian monastery of Walkenried and the mines of the Upper Harz bear testimony to the first attempts to systematically extract non-ferrous metal ores (including silver, lead, tin and copper) in Europe, and to develop water-management systems for this purpose." (Official description)
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine "The region of Tarnowskie Góry is known for its historic lead ore mining. The ore mined here was galena, which is source of lead and silver. " (wiki) + "At that time, an almost insatiable demand for lead had been triggered by an invention in the chemical extraction of silver from copper ores, that required lead as a smelting agent. This breakthrough in the latter part of the fifteenth century brought European silver output over the next century to unprecedented levels" (AB ev)
Zacatecas Zacatecas was one of the principal centres of silver mining from the early Spanish period until the 20th century (OUV crit ii)


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