Argentiferous



containing ; silver-bearing.
Historical Examples

Iron and argentiferous lead are mined in small quantities and other ores have been discovered.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 8 Various

The gold of Mexico is chiefly found in argentiferous veins, as at Guanaxuato, where it is obtained one ounce in 360.
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

The ores are argentiferous galena, accompanied by considerable amounts of blende and pyrites, all oxidized near the surface.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola

There at present nothing is talked of but copper mines and silver or argentiferous copper ores.
Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle

The yield of the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, proved, alas!
The Life of Sir Richard Burton Thomas Wright

The argentiferous galena has in general all the external characters of pure galena.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

argentiferous lead ores form one of the principal sources of silver, and also yield some gold.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

There are mines of chrome, mercury, cinnabar, argentiferous lead and rock salt.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8 Various

Formerly all argentiferous lead had to be cupelled, and the resulting litharge then reduced to metallic lead.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various

Lead ores (chiefly argentiferous galena) and building stone are found, and iron ore is distributed over the hilly country.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6 Various

adjective
containing or bearing silver

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