Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing quartz.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Yielding or containing quartz.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting chiefly of quartz; containing quartz.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of quartz, or chiefly of quartz; containing quartz.

Etymologies

quartz +‎ -iferous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Other projects included the re-routing of the River Sfintu-Gheorghe by cutting a straight canal through the numerous meanders, which would speed up the flow of water and radically alter the pattern of alluvial deposition, and the exploitation of quartziferous sand from the sand dunes in particular on the Grindul-Caraorman barrier and exploitation of zircon and titan at Grindul Saraturile.

    Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania

  • The principal soil types on which this ecoregion develops are quartziferous sands, pseudo-spodosols in the west and lateritic soils.

    Cuban pine forests

  • As gold and silver are both extracted from quartziferous ores by treatment with potassium cyanide solution according to the

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891

  • Most of Cuba’s wet forests are located over quartziferous rock, limestone, and serpentinites.

    Cuban moist forests

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