gold mine


Definition of gold mine

: a rich source of something desired

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Examples of gold mine in a Sentence

The library is a gold mine of information. the estate sale promises to be a gold mine for antique dealers
Recent Examples on the Web Start out by shopping the standout picks from the Madewell sale below, then embark on the gold mine that is the The Big Deal for even more must-have pieces. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Madewell Sale Has So Many Gems Worth Adding to Cart," 10 July 2020 Investors looking to cash in on rental properties have found a gold mine in Cleveland, the Wall Street Journal’s Ryan Dezember reports. cleveland, "Ohio GOP senators push for more local control over school reopenings: Capitol Letter," 9 June 2020 Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people use it to see colleagues, friends and family virtually while stuck at home during the pandemic. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: June 2-3," 4 June 2020 Zoom Video Communications is emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its online video-conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. CBS News, "Zoom said it expects to make almost $2 billion this year," 3 June 2020 In tiny, ravaged Grass Valley, best known as the site of the historic Empire gold mine, the last two years were marked by wildfires that left the town scarred, and dotted by blackouts that closed businesses for 22 days. Los Angeles Times, "Arts center in Gold Rush town opens, but coronavirus forces closure two days later. What now?," 11 May 2020 North Korean diplomats are sent abroad with fundraising quotas from these illicit dealings and from legitimate business deals that can include selling everything from low-quality gold mined in the country to North Korean pine mushrooms. John Walcott, Time, "Cash, Yachts, and Cognac: Kim Yo-Jong's Links to the Secretive Office Keeping North Korea's Elites in Luxury," 29 Apr. 2020 Chinese firms have committed billions of dollars in the country since last year, winning bids to build Bogota’s first metro line and a regional rail line, and acquiring a gold mine. Andrea Jaramillo,, "Colombia Eyes Stronger Links With China to Boost Trade," 1 Feb. 2020 Russia’s largest gold mine in Siberia has 89 sick workers., "U.S. Cases Up 2.1%; Travelers to U.K. Must Isolate: Virus Update," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of gold mine

1605, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jul 2020

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“Gold mine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gold mine

: a place where gold is dug from the ground : a mine that produces gold
: something that has or produces a lot of something desired (such as money)

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