argentiferous

[ahr-juhn-tif-er-uhs]
adjective

Origin:
1795–1805; < Latin argent(um) silver + -i- + -ferous

nonargentiferous, adjective
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argentiferous (ˌɑːdʒənˈtɪfərəs)
 
adj
containing or bearing silver

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Example sentences
The three main ore-bearing minerals are argentiferous galena, sphalerite, and
  argentiferous tetrahedrite.
The mine worked a strong vein of quartz that carried values of argentiferous
  galena.
Also present are veins along aplitic intrusions containing argentiferous galena
  and tetrahedrite with bornite.
The ore was argentiferous galena with some auriferous pyrite and sphalerite.
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