Auriferous pyrites


Auriferous pyrites
Auriferous Au*rif"er*ous, a. [L. aurifer; aurum gold + ferre to bear: cf. F. aurif[`e]re.] Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold. [1913 Webster]

Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

{Auriferous pyrites}, iron pyrites (iron disulphide), containing some gold disseminated through it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.