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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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 In the fast-changing political battleground that is suburban Denver… [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. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "The new trustbusters," 3 July 2018 The state Department of Environmental Quality issued on Monday the final permit that approved the construction of Back Forty gold mine, which will be located in Menominee County. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan DEQ grants final permit for controversial gold mine," 6 June 2018 Pebble mine is a controversial gold mine in the Bristol Bay region in the southwest part of the state. Kelsey Brugger, Scientific American, "Alaska Wants to Fight Warming While Still Drilling for Oil," 12 July 2018 Beer was the gold mine, before selling booze in the stands was outlawed. Scott Ostler,, "Going back decades, ballpark vendors share tales from the aisles," 4 July 2018 The zinc, copper and gold-rich mine is the first gold mine in Michigan since the 1990s. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan DEQ grants final permit for controversial gold mine," 6 June 2018 Freeport is dealing with issues in Indonesia, where the giant copper and gold mine Grasberg is located. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Freeport Is Worst Performer in S&P 500 as Indonesia Troubles Pound Shares," 24 Apr. 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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