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Eisenerz(ī`zənĕrts), town (1991 pop. 7,569), in Styria prov., central Austria, at the northern foot of the ErzbergErzberg
, peak, 3,531 ft (1,076 m) high, in Styria, central Austria. Rising above the town of Eisenerz, the Erzberg is almost literally a mountain of iron. Its rich iron ore (about 35% pure iron) is mined on the surface in the summer.
..... Click the link for more information. . There are large ironworks based on iron ore deposits that have been mined there for more than 1,000 years, and Eisenerz supplies the greater part of Austria's total output of iron.
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a city in Austria, in the Bundesland (state) of Styria, at the foot of the Eisenerzer Alpen. Population, 11,600 (1971). There is a large deposit of iron ore in the Erzberg, near Eisenerz.
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