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... while mining gold and silver in Potosí caused inflation in Spain that spread to all of Europe ...

I can hardly believe I wrote the above!

The Captain

Me neither, especially since Potosi was the largest and purest silver mine in history ... but no mention of gold. Saw a documentary last night where scientists explain amoung other things how Potosi was created by a blast from a dying sun. The mine very much changed history.

Deep Time History
Episode 2: The Age Of Discovery

Tim <pretty good series>
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