What is another word for Metalliferous?

Pronunciation: [mˌɛtə͡lˈɪfəɹəs] (IPA)

Metalliferous is an adjective used to describe minerals or rocks that contain metals. Some synonyms for metalliferous are metal-bearing, ore-rich, mineralized, and mineral-laden. These terms are often used in geology and mining contexts, where it is important to describe the presence of economically valuable metals such as gold, silver, copper, or zinc in the earth's crust. Other related terms include mineral deposits, mineral resources, and mineral reserves. The discovery and exploitation of metalliferous deposits have played a significant role in human history, from ancient civilizations to modern industrial societies, and continue to be a key factor in global economic development and environmental concerns.

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What are the hypernyms for Metalliferous?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Metalliferous?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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    • n.
      aluminiferous, argentiferous, auriferous, Arseniferous, Cobaltiferous, Ferriferous, Manganiferous, Nickeliferous, Platiniferous, Plumbiferous, Titaniferous, Yttriferous, Zinciferous, Cupriferous, Stanniferous, magnesiferous, antimoniferous, chromiferous, germaniferous, molybdeniferous, niobiferous, palladiferous, tantaliferous, telluriferous, tungsteniferous, uraniferous, vanadiferous, zirconiferous.

Usage examples for Metalliferous

How are the minerals usually arranged in the great Metalliferous veins?
James Geikie
In some of the islands the volcanic rock prevails, while in others coal and the Metalliferous deposits predominate.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes"
Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
Metalliferous Veins in Strata near their Junction with Granite.
"The Student's Elements of Geology"
Sir Charles Lyell

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