Au*rif"er*ous (?), a. [L. aurifer; aurum gold + ferre to bear: cf. F. aurifere.]

Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.

Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays. Thomson.

�xf7; pyrites, iron pyrites (iron disulphide), containing some gold disseminated through it.

 

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