gold mine


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gold mine

n. Informal
A rich or plentiful source of something desired.
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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
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gold′ mine`


n.
1. a mine yielding gold.
2. a source of great wealth or profit.
3. a copious source or reserve.
[1425–75]
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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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References in classic literature ?
"Surely a Goose which can lay such eggs as those must have a gold mine inside her."
Anyone owning real estate on which china clay can be discovered strikes a sort of gold mine."
"Oh, by the way, I heard of a rather good thing today, New Kleinfonteins; it's a gold mine in Rhodesia.
Also, he needed her money for his ventures and for his gold mine in Eastern Ecuador where the painted Indians live.
"I have found a re-agent which is precipitated by hoemoglobin, and by nothing else." Had he discovered a gold mine, greater delight could not have shone upon his features.
He had tapped a gold mine. Where this came from he could always get more.
I wouldn't stay--oh, gracious me!--and make dissensions, not for a annual gold mine, and found in tea and sugar.'
"You are always discovering gold mines," said Gilbert -- also absently.
When Atlantis, with all her mighty cities and her cultivated fields and her great commerce and culture and riches sank into the sea long ages since, she took with her all but a handful of her colonists working the vast gold mines of Central Africa.
He was out early and late, compassing prodigious climbs and tramps--once reaching as far as the gold mines Tom had spoken of, and being away two days.
Little Dorrit was almost as ignorant of the ways of theatres as of the ways of gold mines, and when she was directed to a furtive sort of door, with a curious up-all-night air about it, that appeared to be ashamed of itself and to be hiding in an alley, she hesitated to approach it; being further deterred by the sight of some half-dozen close-shaved gentlemen with their hats very strangely on, who were lounging about the door, looking not at all unlike Collegians.
The four, Lizwi Dlovu,33 of Kwezi village, Professor Ncube,29 also of Kwezi village, Maxwel Nyone ,28 of Bulawayo and Lewis Ndlovu of Nkayi village, were arrested by both the police and officers of the Department of Mines at Blue Jacket old gold mine near Patayamatebele on August 29.