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auriferous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auriferous  \Au*rif"er*ous\,  a.  [L.  aurifer  aurum  gold  +  ferre 
  to  bear:  cf  F.  aurif[`e]re.] 
  Gold-bearing;  containing  or  producing  gold. 
 
  Whence  many  a  bursting  stream  auriferous  plays. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  {Auriferous  pyrites},  iron  pyrites  (iron  disulphide), 
  containing  some  gold  disseminated  through  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auriferous 
  adj  :  containing  gold;  "auriferous  quartz  veins"  [syn:  {gold-bearing}] 




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