creating or containing silver as argentiferous lead ore or veins
- containing or producing silver
- yielding or containing gold; as, argentiferous lead ore or veins.
(a.) manufacturing or containing silver; as, argentiferous lead ore or veins.
This reflects the revolutionary change in the history of lead mining since the first discovery of argentiferous lead ores in the Rocky Mountain states in 1864, which became available only after the building of railways.