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(Bible) Bible a region, probably situated on the SW coast of Arabia on the Red Sea, renowned, esp in King Solomon's reign, for its gold and precious stones (I Kings 9:28; 10:10)
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(ˈoʊ fər)

a country of uncertain location from which gold and precious stones and trees were brought for Solomon. I Kings 10:11.
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Possibly the severest struggle was waged on Ophir, the veriest of moose-pastures, whose low-grade dirt was valuable only because of its vastness.
In the Rinkabilly watershed, eighty miles away, he built his reservoir, and for eighty miles the huge wooden conduit carried the water across country to Ophir. Estimated at three millions, the reservoir and conduit cost nearer four.
to get rid of his scattered holdings on the various creeks, and without thanks to any one he finished his conduit, built his dredges, imported his machinery, and made the gold of Ophir immediately accessible.
And when he let the word go out, the Guggenhammers vied with the English concerns and with a new French company in bidding for Ophir and all its plant.
Even great Ophir, with its thousand men on the pay-roll, closed down.
"Why, to England in the Ophir!" the woman answered.
Well, he shall live!" Mercedes uttered a cry which made the tears start from Monte Cristo's eyes; but these tears disappeared almost instantaneously, for, doubtless, God had sent some angel to collect them -- far more precious were they in his eyes than the richest pearls of Guzerat and Ophir.
"'Ay,' said Evans, 'but I will spin you a queerer yarn than that'; and he went on to tell me how he had found in the far interior a ruined city, which he believed to be the Ophir of the Bible, and, by the way, other more learned men have said the same long since poor Evans's time.
In late January, Ophir agreed a GBP390.6 million deal with MedcoEnergi, in which the Indonesian firm would pay 55 pence per Ophir share.
Under the new deal, Ophir said Jakarta-listed Medco has until January 28 to make a firm offer."The Boards of Ophir and Medco confirm they are in discussions about a possible cash offer to be made by Medco for the entire issued share capital of Ophir," said Ophir in a statement.
Through all these years, there have been many theories/speculations advanced on the exact location of the fabled King Solomon's mine of Ophir. Today, there is yet no conclusive evidence where the lost mine of Ophir is located.
Ophir said the transaction is in line with its said strategy of rebalancing its portfolio towards a larger production and cash flow base to enable us to sustainably support the refocused exploration portfolio and to consider returning capital to shareholders.