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 A few years back, some entrepreneurs and forward-thinking payment professionals took notice of this payment processing gold mine and found a way to get a piece of the pie. Adi Ekshtain, Forbes, 12 May 2021 The Noche Buena gold mine is owned and operated by the British-Mexican firm Fresnillo plc. Rafael Carranza, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2021 But these email responses can be a gold mine for hackers looking to trick a colleague into sharing sensitive information, login credentials or money. Edward Bishop, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Energy:Tribes want Biden to balance technology, cultural issues for renewable projects After more than a decade, including a six-year-long review, then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt denied Glamis' gold mine permit application in 2001. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 9 May 2021 Because the Wilf family knows that MLS is going to be a gold mine in this country. Mike Bianchi,, 11 May 2021 With their plentiful sunshine, Australians are sitting on the energy equivalent of a gold mine; large swaths of blank rooftop space in airports provide an opportunity to centralize solar energy production. Matt Simon, Wired, 3 May 2021 Higher prices offset lower production and that, together with the onset of the new gold mine in Argentina, saw revenue up around 9%, but because of lower capital spending, free cash flow doubled for the year to almost $79 million. Moneyshow, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Just a few years earlier, there was the Victorville gold mine that became a fallout shelter — for a while, anyway. Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of gold mine

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gold mine was in 1605

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9 Jun 2021

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“Gold mine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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