Related formsnon·met·al·lif·er·ous, adjective
Examples from the Web for metalliferous
In Cumberland the metalliferous limestone includes a bed of trap, designated under the name of whinsill.
The total height of the metalliferous mountain above the level of the sea, is no more than 180 metres, or 600 feet.
Constance dropped into the mining technicalities with the easy familiarity of one born in the metalliferous West.The Helpers|Francis Lynde
They agitate the metalliferous material with wooden scrubbers and wash it in a similar way.
The tin-stone or metalliferous concentrates settle in the strake and are afterward washed in another strake.