gold mine


Definition of gold mine 

: a rich source of something desired

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

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Smartphones, in fact, are 30 times as rich in gold as ore dug from a gold mine. Peter Ford, The Christian Science Monitor, "'E-waste': Getting grip on a growing global problem," 9 July 2018 Benson goes on to trace the film’s production, reception and legacy over 450 pages — a gold mine for movie buffs. Hal Boedeker,, "'2001': Kubrick's enduring gamble," 3 July 2018 If demographics really were destiny, this place would be a gold mine for the Democratic Party’s efforts to reap political gains from an increasingly diverse and nonwhite America. Jack Healy, New York Times, "If Demographics Are Destiny, Why Can’t Democrats Win This Denver District?," 2 July 2018 Over tea at the ambassador's house a few days later,Yakovenko introduced Banks to a Russian businessman, who pitched him on a potentially lucrative merger of six gold mines., "How the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' forged ties with Russia and the Trump campaign and came under scrutiny," 29 June 2018 The 13 were a small fraction of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who migrated to the American West to work in gold mines starting in 1848. NBC News, "Remains exhumed from forgotten Chinese cemetery reburied after two decades," 4 July 2018 Many of the city’s Catholic families were descendants of poor Irish immigrants, most of whom were Catholic and came to Ballarat in the 1800s to work in its gold mines. Jacqueline Williams, New York Times, "Cardinal George Pell’s Hometown Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse," 29 Apr. 2018 Another investment banker with connections in Russia wrote to Mr. Banks about the possible sale of a gold mine in Conakry, Guinea. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, "Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit’s Biggest Backer," 29 June 2018 Real Gold Mining, which operates gold mines in China, raised over $130 million in its IPO in Hong Kong. Julie Steinberg, WSJ, "Citigroup Fined More Than $7 Million by Hong Kong Regulator," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of gold mine

1637, in the meaning defined above

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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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