yielding or containing gold.
adjective au·rif·er·ous \ȯ-ˈri-f(ə-)rəs\. Definition of AURIFEROUS. : containing
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auriferous (comparative more auriferous, superlative most auriferous).
Containing or producing gold; gold-bearing [quotations ▽]. Thomson. whence
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(Of rocks or minerals) containing gold: not all the quartz veins are auriferous.
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These gravels originated during the Eocene in rocks somewhere deep in Nevada beyond today's Mother Lode country, from highlands that are long gone. Remnants of the auriferous
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In the neighbourhood of Nin-gan-shan the hilly part of the soil presents strong
indication of auriferous qualities. Lindley, Augustus F. From want of rain, however
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Origin of auriferous. Classical Latin aurifer (; from aurum, gold: see east + ferre,
bear) + -ous. auriferous. adjective. Containing gold; gold-bearing. Origin of ...