argentiferous


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ar·gen·tif·er·ous

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

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 main La Esperanza vein, located in the southeast of the project area, is an epithermal vein with silver, gold, zinc and lead mineralization associated with argentiferous galena, silver sulfosalt minerals and sphalerite.
Last year the value of pig-lead and argentiferous galenas shipped East amounted--exclusive of silver contained--to about $4,000,000, while the yield of copper was about $1,000,000.
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.
Apart from argentiferous (silver bearing) lead minerals, the district also hosts numerous occurrences and deposits containing silver sulfosalts and in some cases, native silver," said Nauman of Alexco.
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.
Byproducts include copper cathodes from in-situ leaching of copper ores, and silver-and-copper cements from leaching of argentiferous pyrite.
About 10,000 tons of slightly argentiferous lead concentrate were produced.