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Bruce Lockhart, R. H. (1934). Retreat from glory. Londres: Putnam. 
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BibTeX citation key: BruceLockhart1934
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Categories: Histoire
Creators: Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: Putnam (Londres)
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p.126   … St. Joachimsthal, the famous radium spa in the heart of the Erzgebirge. It was from the pitch-blend of St. Joachimsthal that Monsieur and Madame Curie made their great discovery, and to-day the little township has the larger radium-mine in the world. The place, however, has a far longer history. During the sixteenth century the town enjoyed a prosperity which can be compared with that of Klondyke of Ballarat in more modern times. In 1516 the discovery of silver caused a typical miners’ rush to the valley, and the chronicles of the time describe the cry which was heard all over Germany and Bohemia and even as far as Venice :
     “Ins Thal, Ins Thal,
     Mit Mutter, mit All !”
It was from the silver mine of St. Joachimsthal that was coined the first “Thaler”, a word which is the origin or the modern dollar.   Added by: Dominique Meeùs
Keywords:   St. Joachimsthal radium Pierre Curie Marie Curie argent mine de radium mine d’argent thaler dollar
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