auriferous

[aw-rif-er-uhs]
adjective
yielding or containing gold.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin aurifer gold-bearing (see auri-1, -fer) + -ous

nonauriferous, adjective
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auriferous (ɔːˈrɪfərəs)
 
adj
(of rock) containing gold; gold-bearing
 
[C18: from Latin aurifer gold-bearing, from aurum gold + ferre to bear]

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auriferous
"containing gold," 1727, from L. aurifer, from auri-, comb. form of aurum "gold" (see aureate) + -fer "producing" (see infer).
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Example sentences
The ore was argentiferous galena with some auriferous pyrite and sphalerite.
The potential for finding auriferous submarine beach or relict nearshore
  deposits therefore is great.
Hence, prior to amalgamation, auriferous ore is typically washed and ground to
  remove any films on the precious metal particles.
Hence, prior to amalgamation, auriferous ore is typically washed and ground to
  remove any films on the precious-metal particles.
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