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 for Auriferous pyrites
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pyrites \Py*ri"tes\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? fire. See Pyre.]
     (Min.)
     A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of
     iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or
     yellowish color.
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     Note: The term was originally applied to the mineral pyrite,
           or iron pyrites, in allusion to its giving sparks when
           struck with steel.
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     Arsenical pyrites, arsenopyrite.
  
     Auriferous pyrites. See under Auriferous.
  
     Capillary pyrites, millerite.
  
     Common pyrites, isometric iron disulphide; pyrite.
  
     Hair pyrites, millerite.
  
     Iron pyrites. See Pyrite.
  
     Magnetic pyrites, pyrrhotite.
  
     Tin pyrites, stannite.
  
     White iron pyrites, orthorhombic iron disulphide;
        marcasite. This includes cockscomb pyrites (a variety of
        marcasite, named in allusion to its form), spear pyrites,
        etc.
  
     Yellow pyrites, or Copper pyrites, the sulphide of copper
        and iron; chalcopyrite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Auriferous \Au*rif"er*ous\, a. [L. aurifer; aurum gold + ferre
     to bear: cf. F. aurif[`e]re.]
     Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.
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           Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays.
                                                    --Thomson.
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     Auriferous pyrites, iron pyrites (iron disulphide),
        containing some gold disseminated through it.
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