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  • adj. Yielding free gold or silver; said of certain ores that can be reduced by crushing and amalgamation, without roasting or other chemical treatment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Yielding free gold or silver; -- said of certain ores which can be reduced by crushing and amalgamation, without roasting or other chemical treatment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Easily reduced: said of auriferous and argentiferous ores which are reducible without previous roasting.

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Examples

  • There were quartz crystals gleaming with lumps of free-milling gold, curling masses of silver and copper wire direct from the mines, gold nuggets of unusual size and brilliancy, and specimens of ores from the principal mines not only of that vicinity, but of the West.

    At the Time Appointed

  • Thus far, two deposits that outcrop at surface have been outlined at Maoling in which disseminated, free-milling gold mineralization occurs within a sequence of metasedimentary rocks.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • a ledge of high-grade, free-milling quartz somewhere out there in the

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

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