- a mountain range in central Europe, on the boundary between Germany and the Czech Republic. Highest peak, Keilberg, 4080 feet (1245 meters).
German Erz·ge·bir·ge [erts-guh-beer-guh] /ˈɛrts gəˌbir gə/.
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Examples from the Web for erzgebirge
Its introduction to the Erzgebirge has been put as early as 1550.Mine Pumping in Agricola's Time and Later
Robert P. Multhauf
The cobalt of the Erzgebirge was of course, intimately associated with this mineral.De Re Metallica
Tin ores are found in Cornwall, the Erzgebirge, and Brittany.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
The mines of Joachimsthal, and Bleystadt, on the southern slope of the Erzgebirge, produce argentiferous galena.
Chemnitz is a favourite tourist centre for excursions into the Erzgebirge, the chain of mountains separating Saxony from Bohemia.
- a mountain range on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic: formerly rich in mineral resources. Highest peak: Mount Klínovec (Keilberg), 1244 m (4081 ft)Czech name: Krušné Hory Also called: Ore Mountains
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Word Origin and History for erzgebirge
German, literally "ore mountains."
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