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Erz Mountains

plural noun
  1. a mountain range in central Europe, on the boundary between Germany and the Czech Republic. Highest peak, Keilberg, 4080 feet (1245 meters).
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German Erz·ge·bir·ge [erts-guh-beer-guh] /ˈɛrts gəˌbir gə/.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

    Georgius Agricola

  • Tin ores are found in Cornwall, the Erzgebirge, and Brittany.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for erzgebirge


pl n
  1. 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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