gold dust


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gold dust

n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) gold in the form of small particles or powder, as found in placer-mining
2. a valuable or rare thing: tickets for this match are gold dust.
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Noun1.gold dust - the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mininggold dust - the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining
atomic number 79, Au, gold - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
Translations

gold dust

npolvere f d'oro
good jobs are like gold dust these days → un buon lavoro è una rarità al giorno d'oggi
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Tickets for his Murrayfield concerts are like gold dust - but thanks to the Daily Record you could win a pair.
Conductor finds out he is running out of his vital gold dust that helps him travel between Shining Time Station, where he is about a foot tall, to Sodor, where he is scaled proportionate to the trains.
The drug, which is carried into the body by gold dust, was discovered by a medical research team at the Australian National University.
After resting on the ocean floor 8,000 feet deep for l30 years, in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina, the golden nuggets, gold bar, and pieces of original gold dust are estimated from as little as $100 up to $125,000.
ANXIOUS parents queued for hours yesterday to snap up gold dust Sony PlayStation 2s after 500 went up for grabs at a supermarket.
Among the acts set to appear are bluegrass group the Witcher Brothers, traditional band Lilies of the West and bluegrass band Gold Dust.
VSE:GQ), is pleased to announce the signing of a Mining Lease and Agreement with Newmont Alaska Limited, a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, on the Gold Dust Property, located within the Tintina Gold Belt, 100 miles by road northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.
It is now feared that toys tipped as the industry's "Dream Dozen", including Transformers (above) and Barbie products, will be like gold dust.
The Caledonian Stadium holds just 6000 and with up to 2000 tickets going to Dons fans the briefs will be gold dust.
May 12, 1848: Sam Brannan walks around San Francisco waving a bottle of gold dust and yelling: ``Gold
To date, the region has yielded more than $130 million worth of nuggets, flakes, and gold dust.
Tickets for his recent Dublin show were like gold dust so music fans who didn't buy Oxegen tickets in the beginning will be kicking themselves now.