gold mine

noun

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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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 In Martinez-Torres’ case, defense lawyer Joseph Flood said his client was born and raised near an active gold mine in El Salvador where toxins including arsenic and mercury leached into the soil and groundwater. Washington Post, "Judge appoints brain experts in case of slain Muslim teen," 24 May 2018 Instagram user carmenandginger trolled the Providence Flea in Rhode Island and scored a gold mine of 1940s baby- and bridal-shower wrapping paper, many with their original labels. Country Living, "Flea Market Haul: 1940s Wrapping Paper," 22 Aug. 2013 This time, instead of being a reaction to ’80s excess, the trend was a response to the flipper mentality of pre-crash America, which saw home renovation as a guaranteed gold mine. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018 And perhaps most alluring to image-conscious billionaires who want to be seen as modern-day Rockefellers or Carnegies: An anticipated gold mine of positive PR. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The new hotness for tech billionaires? Do-gooder investments they can write off on their taxes.," 16 Oct. 2018 Ropes, the state's last gold mine, collapsed in 1989. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan DEQ grants final permit for controversial gold mine," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of gold mine

1637, in the meaning defined above

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gold mine

noun

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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