[ahr-juh n-tif-er-uh s]
- containing silver; silver-bearing.
Origin of argentiferous
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Examples from the Web for argentiferous
The yield of the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, proved, alas!The Life of Sir Richard Burton
The gold of Mexico is chiefly found in argentiferous veins, as at Guanaxuato, where it is obtained one ounce in 360.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
The ores are argentiferous galena, accompanied by considerable amounts of blende and pyrites, all oxidized near the surface.De Re Metallica
There at present nothing is talked of but copper mines and silver or argentiferous copper ores.Canada and the Canadians
Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Lead ores (chiefly argentiferous galena) and building stone are found, and iron ore is distributed over the hilly country.
- containing or bearing silver
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