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gold mine

n. Informal
A rich or plentiful source of something desired.

gold mine

n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a place where gold ore is mined
2. a source of great wealth, profit, etc
ˈgold-ˌminer n
ˈgold-ˌmining n

gold′ mine`


n.
1. a mine yielding gold.
2. a source of great wealth or profit.
3. a copious source or reserve.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gold mine - a good source of something that is desired
source - a facility where something is available
2.gold mine - a mine where gold ore is found
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
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