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

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And then there’s the social media gold mine that a Willy Wonka-esque food machine presents. Fortune, "The World's First Robot-Made Burger Is Here," 27 June 2017 Almost 1,000 workers remained trapped underground at a South African gold mine after a power failure. Bloomberg, Time, "Nearly 1,000 South African Miners Are Trapped Underground," 1 Feb. 2018 Crystallex was once in line to develop the huge, untapped Las Cristinas gold mine until the venture went south, forcing the company into bankruptcy in 2011. Andrew Scurria, WSJ, "Bankers Hired for Citgo Auction Following Scrapped Deal With Venezuela," 12 Dec. 2018 That gold mine — which had sales of more than $6 billion last year — has been under siege from regulatory actions and fines. Bloomberg,, "Qualcomm's ex-CEO is leaving its board as he tries to take the company private," 16 Mar. 2018 Bikoff and Stark plumbed the Stark archives—a gold mine of options, since the family now also has access to the legendary French brand Lelievre as well as Old World Weavers, the decorative-fabrics line founded in 1950 by Iris and Carl Apfel. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "Urban Cowboy Meets Old World New York in a Textile Heir's Apartment," 25 Feb. 2019 Much of the gold mined in Venezuela—more than 20 tons this year, according to U.S. officials, worth hundreds of millions of dollars—has been sent to Turkey, which has become a key ally for Venezuela’s increasingly isolated government. Ian Talley, WSJ, "U.S. Plans Sanctions to Target Venezuela’s Gold Exports," 31 Oct. 2018 In 2016, the gold in the world’s e-waste equaled more than a tenth of the gold mined globally that year. New York Times, "E-Waste Offers an Economic Opportunity as Well as Toxicity," 5 July 2018 The ambassador tried to hook Banks up with a deal to consolidate Russian gold mines. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Arron Banks: The brash British millionaire who backed Brexit, befriended the Russian ambassador and loves Trump," 30 June 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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