silver deposits

Goslar is a historic town in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany, on the slopes of the Harz mountains. The Altstadt (old town) and local mines have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The town lies 40 km from Braunschweig and 70 km from the state capital Hannover. It has a rich cultural, political, and industrial history. Salian Emperor Henry I founded it in the 10th century after the discovery of silver deposits. The wealth derived from silver mining brought Goslar the status of an Imperial City, which attracted the interest of the Holy Roman Emperor. The medieval Imperial Palace was built in the 11th century and became a summer residence for the emperors, especially Henry III of Germany. Henry’s heart is buried in Goslar, his body lies in the family vault in Speyer Cathedral. Local sites include the 16-century town hall and the old mines, which now house a museum. During the Cold War, Goslar was a major garrison town for the West German army and the border police. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the barracks were vacated. There’s skiing here in winter.



Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface of Naica in , Chihuahua, Mexico.  Now completely submerged water flooding them never to be seen again.  Naica lies on an ancient fault above an underground magma chamber below the cave it was so damn hot in there they had to design special protective suits resembling a hazmat or NASA suit. Giant Crystal Cave was discovered in 2000 by miners excavating a new tunnel for the Industrias Peñoles mining company located in Naica, Mexico,  while drilling through the Naica fault, which they were concerned would flood the mine. The mining complex in Naica contains substantial deposits of silver, zinc and lead. They could not be more right that’s exactly what happened and boy did it flood it flooded so much scientist say it’s gone forever! 

I find it to be a lesson from an ancient type of curse modern humans are plagued with. That being we shouldn’t poke around in undiscovered places like this cause all people want to do is somehow expose it and broadcast  just to cash in on it and make MONEY. Then there’s the truly pathetic people who are on ebay having crystals from some cheap made in China place yet claiming they are from here!

 These caves might have had healing powers or something but  because of technology it will just get ravaged and probed and prodded like they did here this is a perfect example the cave has been here for God knows how long yet a few years after people find it … It somehow just committed suicide and said fuck you guys we were just fine and here you come with all this bullshit equipment and people building quarters for the researchers right in and on this spot atop the cave

anonymous asked:

Re: Re: Gold - Well, to some extent it is tautology, and on other levels not so much. Think of, say, Harry Potter. It's like 15 knuts to a sickle, and 25 sickles to a galleon. When this happens, it's usually a result of the materials used in the coins' composition being valued independently of each other. A five dollar bill being worth 5 one dollar bills would be tautology, which says something about the nature of the currency. Currency coins are true fiat money like dollar bills (continued)

Re: Re: Gold (continued) - As we can infer from this, there is no fixed amount of gold in D&D settings, otherwise a gold coins value would flex in relation to silver or copper as deposits of each metal were discovered and the relativity of each went out of the perfect 10/10/10 ratio established. Ergo, there’s some unknown means of artificially inflating and deflating the amount of metal in circulation, which opens up an entire new can o worms which I could probably base a campaign on.

Caution: taking D&D worldbuilding assumptions or inferences (evidently in place to facilitate gaming rather than simulate anything) to their logical extremes may cause migraines, paradoxes, and/or getting sucked into Tippyverse.

But this here? This sounds amazing. DO IT. :D