Geologically, the erzgebirge range consists mainly of gneiss, mica and phyllite.
The cobalt of the erzgebirge was of course, intimately associated with this mineral.
In the north-east the Fichtelgebirge connects itself directly with the erzgebirge, which forms the northern boundary of Bohemia.
Tin ores are found in Cornwall, the erzgebirge, and Brittany.
Its introduction to the erzgebirge has been put as early as 1550.
Chemnitz is a favourite tourist centre for excursions into the erzgebirge, the chain of mountains separating Saxony from Bohemia.
The mines of Joachimsthal, and Bleystadt, on the southern slope of the erzgebirge, produce argentiferous galena.
Freiberg is the walled capital of the Saxon ore mountains, the erzgebirge; the centre of the Saxon mining administration.
German, literally "ore mountains."