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  • adj. containing or producing gold

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing gold; auriferous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing gold


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  • His first thought was that it was the dump of a mine tunnel, but remembering that he was not in gold-bearing country, he dismissed the scar from his mind and continued the circle of his survey to the southeast, where, across the waters of San Pablo Bay, he could see, sharp and distant, the twin peaks of Mount Diablo.

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  • Located near the southern end of a 500-mile field formed 2.6 billion years ago when gold-bearing magma from deep under the earth welled up in a series of earthquakes, the region surrounding Kalgoorlie contains about 6% of all the economically recoverable gold in the world, according to Geoscience Australia, a government agency.

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  • Lynn Webb Gold prospector Stuart Hooper shows off a chunk of gold-bearing quartz at his backyard processing plant in the Australian town of Kalgoorlie.

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  • Often he ran his eye along the converging sides and on up the hill, trying to divine the apex, the point where the gold-bearing dirt must cease.

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  • The converging sides of this "V" marked the boundaries of the gold-bearing dirt.

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  • El Dorado and the vast majority of gold-bearing systems in El Salvador are of a deposit type that is the single cleanest type of primary metal deposit on the planet low-sulfidation epithermal.

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  • Another possibility is that gold-bearing solutions may be expelled from magma as it cools, depositing lodes as they move into cooler surrounding rocks.

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  • Intensive exploration by hundreds of bore holes of the gold-bearing strata in the northern folds have led to a deep understanding of the structure of the dome.

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  • In March, it said 114 people, including nine mine employees and five contract workers, were arrested at its mines over a 10-day period and more than 1.6 million rand ($200,480) in explosives, cash, gold-bearing material and other goods were confiscated.

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  • Mr. Coetzee said the illegal miners threaten the structure of shafts, in some cases removing supports as they work their way through old tunnels to access gold-bearing material.

    At Least 61 Illegal Miners Die in South Africa


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