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Erz Mountains

[airts] /ɛərts/
noun
1.
a mountain range in central Europe, on the boundary between Germany and the Czech Republic. Highest peak, Keilberg, 4080 feet (1245 meters).
German Erzgebirge
[erts-guh-beer-guh] /ˈɛrts gəˌbir gə/ (Show IPA)
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Erzgebirge

/German ˈeːrtsɡəbɪrɡə/
plural noun
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

Erzgebirge

German, literally "ore mountains."

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Encyclopedia Article for erzgebirge

Erzgebirge

range of hills bounding the Bohemian Massif, extending 100 miles (160 km) along the German-Czech border, and reaching an average width of 25 miles (40 km). The Bohemian (southeastern) side of the range has a steep scarp face (2,000 to 2,500 feet [600 to 750 metres] high in places); the outer slope to the northwest is gradual. The highest summits, Klinovec (4,081 feet [1,244 metres]) on the Czech side and Fichtel Mountain (3,983 feet [1,214 metres]) on the German side, are in the centre of the range. Loucna (3,136 feet [956 metres]) is at the northeastern end and Spicak (3,658 feet [1,115 metres]) at the southwestern end. The name of this range rightly suggests the tradition of mineral wealth, worked by generations of small groups of craftsmen (gold and silver, lead and copper, tungsten [wolfram], and pitchblende).

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