(Chiefly of deposits of minerals) containing or producing metal.
- The formation of mineral deposits and metalliferous vein ores in recognizable crystalline forms took his attention and were carefully described in scientific fashion.
- The influence of crustal lineaments on the distribution of igneous activity and their influence on its geochemistry are also illustrated by the location of metalliferous deposits.
- These were shown to be related principally to historical metalliferous mineral working, urban and industrialized centres.
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