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To: Palter
Apparently both came from ores extracted at the "Joachimsthal" mine in what is now the Czech Republic

Jáchymov in Czech. The mine was named after the spa near it. A beautiful area. Not from from Carlsbad. Communists turned the town into a slave labor camp to operate the mine. It was really a death camp. Average age of death was around 45.

13 posted on 02/23/2010 9:09:50 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian

Joachimsthal mines were also famous for their silver. The coins produced there were called “Thalers” auf Deutsch, pronounced “tallers”, with an a as in alley, they were called “dollars” in English, cf. Marlowe’s Faust. (Thal is German for valley, roughly equivalent to dale in English.)


21 posted on 02/23/2010 9:50:58 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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