Early mining in the eastern Harz Mountains
In the past three decades, much new knowledge about the prehistoric, early historical and medieval mining in the western and middle Harz Mountains has been published. There is a lot indicating that in these times mining also took place in the eastern Harz Mountains situated in Anhalt. The detailed research still has to be done. For the period from the 15th to the 17th century, archive reports have now been found providing evidence of sometimes very lively operations in the small mining areas around Harzgerode which are communicated in this article.