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Essential during the Middle Ages
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Tellure Park stands above a network of mining galleries dating from the Middle Ages. The Saint-Jean silver vein, discovered in 1549 by the miner Collin Schwartz, is observable thanks to a via ferrata. The use of silver metal for money minting in the Middle Ages made mines essential for France's growth back then. The convoys were, therefore, often attacked to finance wars between lords. In the 15th and 16th centuries, more than 1,100 mines were established in the region.
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