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Jáchymov

(yä`khĭmôf), Ger. Joachimsthal, town, NW Czech Republic, in Bohemia, in the Erzgebirge [ore mountains]. The productivity of its uranium mines, once extensive, has declined since World War II. It is also a noted health resort, with thermal radioactive springs. Jáchymov was the main center of silver mining in Europe after the 16th cent., but its present output is negligible. The word Thaler, from which dollar is derived, is an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, the name of a coin first struck there in the 16th cent.

Jáchymov

 

a balneological health resort in Czechoslovakia, in the Czech Socialist Republic; located on the southern slopes of the Erzgebirge, 20 km north of Karlovy Vary. Summers are warm, with an average July temperature of 17°C, and winters are mild, with an average January temperature of –2.6°C; annual precipitation totals 1,000 mm. Jáchymov has radioactive (271 m curie/1) and thermal springs (28.6°C), the hydrocarbonate-sodium-calcium waters of which are mainly used for baths and bathing in medical swimming pools. Disorders of the vascular system, musculoskeletal system, and the peripheral nervous system are treated. The resort has balneological clinics, sanatoriums, and various hotels, including boarding hotels.

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Herman ([dagger] 15th of May 1561) is among those figures whose fate is tied to the history of Jachymov in the Ore Mountains.
Ondrus, P., Veselovsky, E, Gabasova, A., Hlousek, J., Stein, V., Vavrin, I., Skala, R., Sejkora, J., and Drabek, M., 2003, Primary minerals of the Jachymov ore district: Journal of the Czech Geological Society, v.
If you go to Jachymov, you won't find any," said Gumbert, who toured what remains of the Jachymov concentration camp last spring.
But what happened to the original Schlick dynasty which owned the mines in Jachymov, and which rose with their own creation?
The story began in Jachymov (Joachimsthal), a town in West Bohemia near the German border, where, circa 1530, one Isaak Hassler was born.
the German "Steinmark", a word originating in medieval miners' jargon), which is known to occur in the Krusne hory mountains region and which Agricola probably came to know from his own experience in this area (Horni Slavkov?) or at least from discussions with miners in Jachymov (Joachimsthal).
Locality: The Geschieber vein, Svornost mine, Jachymov, NW Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Observatory MARI is situated on loft spaces of the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics in Marianska, which is a part of Jachymov town in the Krusne hory Mts.
Also from the Geschieber vein of the Svornost mine in the Jachymov (Joachimsthal ore district), Czech Republic.
Later, the location of volcanic centres inside the rift structure was explained by the same author (Kopecky 1987-1988) by intersections of the continuous CRF with transverse tectonic structures of the Jachymov Deep-seated Fault and the Central Fault of Labe Tectonovolcanic Zone.
(1994) report an occurrence of namibite from the Elias mine, Jachymov, Krusne hory, Czech Republic, where it is found in fragments of quartz gangue with eulytite, beyerite, bismutite and pucherite.
Joachimsthal (modern-day Jachymov) from 1527 to 1533.