Mining Sites in Austria

A multitude of economically insignificant ore deposits exists in Austria.

Out of several thousand mining sites, only a few large ones survive for specific types of raw materials. For tungsten, magnesite and talcum, Austria still plays an important role on a world scale, although being a rather small mining country in comparison.

The Erzberg ('ore mountain') serves as a symbol for the domestic mining industry. In addition, salt mines still provide an important part of the supply in the mineral sector.