metalliferous


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metalliferous

containing a high concentration of metallic elements

metalliferous

[‚med·əl′if·ə·rəs]
(mineralogy)
Pertaining to mineral deposits from which metals can be extracted.
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As for outward port cargo, double-digit changes were recorded in the tonnage of "logs and timber; wood, simply worked" (+15.3%) and "metalliferous ores and metal scrap" (-20.0%).
Li, Kinetics of Atmospheric Leaching Molybdenum from Metalliferous Black Shales by Air Oxidation in Alkali Solution, Hydrometallurgy, 97, 233 (2009).
Two populations were from Nasilow (NN, n = 22) and Pinczow (NP, n = 11), and one population (MB, n = 19) originated from a contaminated metalliferous area in Boleslaw.
Magmatic models include the release of oxidized, sulfur-poor, metalliferous brines from the coeval magmas, with ore deposition subsequently driven by various processes.
Schipper and Lee (2004) stated that the different types of vegetation developed on serpentine soils supported distinct microbial communities that were probably tolerant to heavy metal stress because they evolved in these metalliferous environments since their formation.
Exports from the United States to Finland include machinery, telecommunications equipment and parts, metalliferous ores, road vehicles and transport equipment, computers, peripherals and software, electronic components, chemicals, medical equipment, and some agricultural products.
Many countries have ventured into the sea in their quest of exploiting the newly discovered mineral resources that include multi-element-enriched manganese nodules and encrustations, metalliferous sediments, placer minerals including diamonds, petroleum resources and the recently discovered seafloor massive sulphides (SMS), gas hydrates and rare earth metals.
The 240-square-meter state-of-the-art facility, which is considered the biggest in the world and also Asia's only Underground Metalliferous Mining Simulator, provides underground tunnel environments with standbys and drives for jumbo operations, fuel refilling, vehicle storage, a refuge chamber, crib room and magazine replicating the areas with the same equipment as found within a working underground mine.
The igneous bodies, which have economic concentrations of either genetic or paragenetic chemical elements, generally show specific geochemical patterns (Beus, 1968), the identification of which potentially distinguishes metalliferous geological units from barren types.
Furthermore, such investigations are essential for providing new insights into the set of palaeoenvironment conditions, which could support the development of proximal black shales, including some rather metalliferous varieties (e.g.
The risk of heat exhaustion at a deep underground metalliferous mine in relation to body-mass index and predicted VO2max.
In South Australia, the Northern Territory, and in the NSW metalliferous mining industry, essentially three months leave is provided after 10 years service.