Synonyms for auriferous

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He examined the auriferous facet with close scrutiny and satisfaction.

The extraction of gold from auriferous rock is also known to the natives.

The upper course of the Xingu is auriferous and fed by numerous branches.

The place which I know as auriferous is some miles distant, the way rugged.

Footnote 2: Machines in which diggers wash the gold from the auriferous soil.

Spots for this system of mining are to be found in the auriferous region.

We saw enough to prove that Rhodesia is an Auriferous Country.

This method (by fusion) does not answer well with auriferous copper pyrites or ores very poor in gold.

There isn't a bed of sand or gravel that may not be auriferous.

The country is known to be auriferous, but to what extent it is impossible to say.

WORD ORIGIN

"containing gold," 1727, from Latin aurifer "gold-bearing," from auri-, comb. form of aurum "gold" (see aureate) + -fer "producing, bearing" (see infer).

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