argentiferous


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ar·gen·tif·er·ous

 (är′jən-tĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Bearing or producing silver.
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argentiferous

(ˌɑːdʒənˈtɪfərəs)
adj
(Geological Science) containing or bearing silver
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Adj.1.argentiferous - containing or yielding silver; "argentiferous ore"
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 deposits contain the important silver ore minerals, argentite and pyrargyrite, as well as argentiferous galena and antimonial silver minerals, the latter in their deeper portions.
Copper and argentiferous lead ores were raised; the latter, of value principally for its silver, was also used in the processing of copper ores from the other mines.
Have concealed me from griefs argentiferous spirits,
Fuller Jr.'s 'Argentiferous Projectiles'; Maxwell A.
While most of the Husky mineralization consists of typical argentiferous galena hosted by siderite breccia, another unusual assemblage is also present in places.
The lower levels contained barite, sphalerite and argentiferous galena in a ratio of 30:10:1, but the upper part of the vein was mainly barite with manganese oxides.
The earliest workings for argentiferous galena probably date to the early 1700s, but after the mid-1880s, mining concentrated primarily on fluorite.
About 10,000 tons of slightly argentiferous lead concentrate were produced.