Hamerský Špičák – iron ore, sandstone and uranium mining
This distinct peak formed on a volcanic vein has been intensively used by people since the Middle Ages.
What will you see? The remains of a mediaeval castle, iron ore stopes, sandstone quarries ... This distinct hill is elongated in the SE-SW direction. Together with the neighbouring hills Děvín and Schächtenstein, it is located on one polzenite vein. Hard volcanic rock strengthened the surrounding sandstone, determining the formation of all three hills mentioned above. A small guard castle was built on top of Špičák in the Middle Ages. Later, iron ore started to be mined in the top parts and on the southwest hillside, with sandstone being mined on the slopes. In the last century, uranium was found and mined below Špičák.
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