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auriferous

(of rock) containing gold; gold-bearing
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auriferous

[ȯ′rif·ə·rəs]
(geology)
Of a substance, especially a mineral deposit, bearing gold.
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As such, the present-day spatial distribution of gold deposits and tonnage can be realistically considered as unbiased indicators of fossil auriferous hydrothermalism north of the CLLF and in its nearby southern vicinity.
XIV on the auriferous character of the country along the Bendoc and Deleget Rivers, 22 March 1852' in William B Clarke, Researches in the Southern Gold Fields of New South Wales, Reading and Wellbank, Sydney, pp.200-14.
This historical work identified 80 veins, 45 of which are auriferous. Based on this historical data the sixrichest portions have thicknesses ranging from 0.6 to 1.5 m, lengths ranging from 40 to 320 m, and mean grades of the samples vary between 5.4 and 9.6 grams per tonne Au.
Other wide low grade auriferous zones were intersected in the Copper Mountain area at the Mabel Jenny and Mabel Jenny North targets.
The drilling discovered two large auriferous fluvial channels that meander just below the surface.
Mastixia Sepulcher, MT-WY, USA Diplopanax eydei Stockey, Princeton Chert, BC, LePage et Pigg 1998 Canada Langtonia bisulcata Reid et London Clay, Chandler 1933 England Langtonia bisulcata Reid et Clamo, OR, USA Chandler 1933 Mastixia eydei Tiffney et Auriferous Gravels, Haggard 1996 CA, USA Mastixia oregonense (Scott) Clamo, OR, USA Tiffney et Haggard 1996 Mastixicarpum occidentale Clamo, OR, USA Manchester 1994 Fossil taxon Reference Acc.
All workers since Johnston and Uglow (1926) have recognized that these structures were the conduits of ore-forming fluids because they host the auriferous quartz veins of the goldfield.
Finally, the great flowing of tourists in certain moments produces the shortage of supplies in the region and consequently the extreme fatigue of the natural auriferous.
Recent drilling has highlighted auriferous quartz veins, and has returned values like 11.2 g/t over 4.4ft from drill hole GPA004 and 9.7 g/t over 4.5ft from drill hole GPA012.
Within the complexes, some deposits have also been identified as auriferous.