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Containing metal. Used of a mineral deposit or an ore.

[From Latin metallifer : metallum, metal; see metal + -fer, -fer.]


(Geological Science) containing a high concentration of metallic elements: a metalliferous ore.
[C17: from Latin metallifer yielding metal, from metallum metal + ferre to bear]


(ˌmɛt lˈɪf ər əs)

containing or yielding metal.
[1650–60; < Latin metallifer (see metalli-, -fer) + -ous]
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After whole mountains have passed through this grinding mill, and have been washed by the hand of nature, the residue becomes metalliferous, and man finds it worth his while to complete the task of separation.
It provides the Underground Metalliferous Work Readiness Course to local residents of Didipio and its neighboring communities.
VMS deposits are commonly associated with regionally developed iron- and (or) manganese-rich metalliferous sediment and chert developed at the same time-stratigraphic horizon as the massive sulfide deposits.
Kyrgyz exports to India consist of raw hides, metalliferous ores and metal scrap.
Imports comprised metalliferous ores and metal scrap, while other agriculture and processed food contributed 82 per cent.
Exports from India to Hong Kong were close to US$13.7 billion, led by exports of non-ferrous metals, metalliferous ores and metal clap.
"In round figures, we have 130 metalliferous installations of IsaMill, all performing as they should; 350 Jameson Cells and they remain best in class; and Albion Process, has exceeded expectations in delivering value, ramp-up and performance," Mike Hourn, Glencore Technology, said.
As for outward port cargo, double-digit changes were recorded in the tonnage of "stone, sand and gravel" (+20.0%) and "metalliferous ores and metal scrap" (-27.3%).
Metalliferous black shale are organic-rich rocks that are normally deepen in metallic elements like Mo, Ni, Si, P, S, Al, Fe, Co, Cu, Pb, U, Mn and As localized in specific horizons [25-26].
Our study site, called "Poggi di Prata", is a Site of Community Importance (herafter SCI, Tuscany Regional Law 56/2000) located in the area of the Metalliferous Hills (Province of Grosseto, Southern Tuscany), with a total extension of about 1.350 ha (Mori et al.
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and endophytes accelerate phytoremediation of metalliferous soils.