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mother lode

n.
1. The main vein of ore in a region.
2. An abundant or rich source: a mother lode of information.
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mother lode

n
(Mining & Quarrying) mining the principal lode in a system
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moth′er lode`


n.
1. a rich or important lode.
2. an abundant source or supply.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.mother lode - the main vein of ore in a deposit
lode, load - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
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