On his father's transference to Berlin, as director of the mint, the boy was sent to the Joachimsthal gymnasium there; his brilliant talents, however, did not develop until later, when at the university of Konigsberg he fell under the influence of Kant.
After studying at the Joachimsthal Gymnasium, Berlin, and at the universities of Halle and GÃ¶ttingen, Raumer began to practise law, and rose in the civil service under Hardenberg, the chancellor.
Well-known localities are Schneeberg in Saxony and Joachimsthal in Bohemia; at the former it has been found as arborescent groups penetrating brown jasper, which material has occasionally been cut and polished for small ornaments.
At Jachymov (Joachimsthal), in North Bohemia, radium is produced.
Silver is extracted at Pfibram and Joachimsthal, but the silver mines near Kuttenberg, famous in the middle ages, are now abandoned.
Antimony is extracted at Milleschau near Tabor; uranium and radium near Joachimsthal; graphite near Krumau and Budweis; porcelain-earth near Carlsbad.
Pflug marched to Joachimsthal on the frontier, but refused to enter Saxon territory without a special command of the estates.