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gold rush

n.
1.
a. A rush of migrants to an area where gold has been discovered.
b. Gold Rush The rush of migrants to California that began in 1848 after gold was found at Sutter's Mill, northeast of Sacramento.
2. Headlong pursuit of wealth and success: a gold rush on Wall Street.

gold rush

n
(Mining & Quarrying) a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found

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n.
a large-scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gold rush - a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
2.gold rush - a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
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References in classic literature ?
It was the first gold rush into that region, the early fall rush of 1897.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park has closed the Chilkoot Trail to all use due to flooding conditions along the Taiya River.
A revealing and never-before-published personal memoir of day-to-day life at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, "Gold Rush in the Klondike: A Woman's Journey in 1898-1899" is Knowles's personal story of her year in the Yukon territory.
Gold Rush in the Klondike: A Woman's Journey in 1898-1899 excels in presenting the frontier experience from the vantage point of Josephine Knowles, an ordinary Victorian woman who traveled with her husband to the Klondike during the Gold Rush of 1898, and provides a memoir based on a manuscript which hasn't seen publication before.
Daily Life During the California Gold Rush presents a wealth of information about the California Gold Rush, primarily during its height from 1849 to 1855, as well as the pre-Gold Rush era to the close of the 1800s.
Alabel, Sarangani- Authorities seized several mining equipment and explosives from abandoned illegal small-scale tunnels in the gold rush area in Barangay Nalus, Kiamba over the weekend.
Mohammed Maqsood Ali, the 4th winner of the Great Gold Rush promotion of Malabar Gold & Diamonds, receives the prize of quarter kilo gold from Gaffoor Edakkuni, regional director, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, in Riyadh.
India, April 21 -- Microsoft India has today made its Xbox Live Gold Rush Program official in India.
The book itself derives inspiration from the real life historical event of the Klondike Gold Rush, also known as the Alaska Gold Rush or the Yukon Gold Rush.
This work collects new research, primary source narratives, and newspaper and magazine articles on the gold rush near Pike's Peak in Colorado in 1859.
UNB has awarded the gold prizes for the Gold Rush campaign that was held from 1 November 2012 until 28 February 2013.
THE Australian gold rush started after Edward Hargraves found the precious metal in New South Wales in 1851.