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auriferous

División en sílabas: au·rif·er·ous
Pronunciación: /ôˈrifərəs
 
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Definición de auriferous en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of rocks or minerals) containing gold.
Example sentences
  • To protect potential mining sites and timber supplies, the Box-Ironbark eucalypt forests which characterised auriferous soils were held back from agricultural settlement.
  • The combination of these factors limited the nature of auriferous fluids, if any, that could have deposited gold in zones of structurally induced permeability.
  • The auriferous veins there are usually interbedded sandstone mudstone varieties metamorphosed into greenschist facies.

Origen

mid 17th century: from Latin aurifer 'gold-bearing' (from aurum 'gold') + -ous.

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