mother lode


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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Proceeds of the financing is expected to fund ongoing discovery and mineral resource expansion programs at both the Mother Lode and the North Bullfrog projects in Nevada.
Recent call buyer in Gold Miners ETF hit the mother lode on Fed stance.
I could not help but remember the names of some prominent liberals, too, such as atheist and scientist Sam Naveed, who dubbed Islam 'the mother lode of bad ideas' and announced that terror should be replaced with Islam when it comes to War.
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Craft Canning + Bottling will combine operations with Eastside's Mother Lode co-packing subsidiary, positioning the combined business unit to be a preeminent local provider to the fast-growing wine and Ready-to-Drink cocktail segments.
Her familyAEs stories offered a mother lode from which to forge more appropriate terminology when referring to people of red, white, and black heritage.
Many pioneers who gave up on finding the mother lode settled to farm in Carson Valley.
I am referring, of course, to the mother lode of editorial cartoon fodder supplied, however unwittingly, by President Donald Trump.
They told of amazing finds when they arrived at a military post; but neither returned to the mother lode and treasure hunters who came after them were never able to locate the riches.
Synopsis: Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times.
In this series, forklift truck driver Lance (Toby Jones) and handyman Andy (Crook) frantically search for a mother lode of treasure to change their fortunes forever.