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See definition of auriferous on Dictionary.com
  • as ingold
  • as ingold/golden

synonyms for auriferous

  • gilt
  • halcyon
  • aureate
  • aurelian
  • auric
  • aurous
  • gilded
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How to use auriferous in a sentence

It was a romantic and picturesque spot, but there was not a grain of auriferous metal or ore in sight.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
In many parts of the world epidiorites and the quartz veins which sometimes occur in them have proved to be auriferous.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Footnote 2: Machines in which diggers wash the gold from the auriferous soil.
GRIFB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
Chips taken from the same bar of auriferous lead may show in one place 23 ozs.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
After crossing the creek, we took a due north course over very rugged quartz ranges of an auriferous character.
SUCCESSFUL EXPLORATION THROUGH THE INTERIOR OF AUSTRALIAWILLIAM JOHN WILLS
Some have even searched, but in vain, at the source of auriferous streams for the native bed of this precious metal.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
M. Napione supposes that the gold of these ferruginous grounds is due to the decomposition of auriferous pyrites.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
France contains no workable gold mines; but it presents in several of its rivers auriferous sands.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Those of Telkebanya, to the south of Kaschau, are in a deposit of auriferous pyrites amid trap rocks of the most recent formation.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Oaxaco contains the only auriferous veins exploited as gold mines in Mexico; they traverse rocks of gneiss and mica slate.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
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WORDS RELATED TO AURIFEROUS

  • aureate
  • aurelian
  • auric
  • auriferous
  • aurous
  • gilded
  • gilt
  • halcyon
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