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Containing or yielding aluminum, alumina, or alum.

[Latin alūmen, alūmin-, alum + -ferous.]


(Chemistry) containing or yielding aluminium or alumina
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Adj.1.aluminiferous - containing alum or aluminum
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
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The mineral resources subject to the law are the following: coal, ferrous ores, non-ferrous ores, aluminum ores and aluminiferous rocks, noble metals, radioactive metals, rare and disperse soils, haloid salts, useful non-metalliferous substances, useful rocks, precious and semiprecious stones, peat, therapeutic muds and peats, bituminous rocks, non-combustible gases, geothermal waters, gases accompanying them, natural mineral waters (gaseous and flat), therapeutic mineral waters, as well as the mining waste product in waste heaps and tailing management facilities.
Also associated with wollastonite is pink zoisite, which would suggest that aluminiferous sediments were also present during the metamorphism.