Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold. "Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays." (Thomson) ~ pyrites, iron pyrites (iron disulphide), containing some gold disseminated through it.

Origin: L. Aurifer; aurum gold + ferre to bear: cf. F. Aurifere.

(01 Mar 1998)

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