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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Another project is a gold mine operated in northern Greece by Canadian company TVX Gold, which had been opposed, often violently, by some locals the previous government encouraged. Washington Post, "Greece must restore its credibility, new prime minister says," 10 Sep. 2019 Crumbs on your kitchen counter and a buildup of garbage are like a gold mine to various pests. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Home pest control takes center stage," 31 Aug. 2019 But the point is, Jack immediately realizes that the Beatles library is a gold mine, ripe for a rip-off. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Yesterday’ Review: A World With No Beatles," 27 June 2019 Dennis Rodman, 1986 - Rodman takes the all-time crown, but the 27th pick has been a gold mine in recent years, with Kyle Kuzma, Pascal Siakam, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "All-time NBA draft: Best player picked at every slot, from 1-30, in league history," 20 June 2019 These images are a gold mine for social historians: the details, the juxtapositions, the in-amber preservation of that present (his) into this present (ours). Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Garry Winogrand, that master of black-and-white, was a master of color, too," 20 June 2019 From the algorithm’s point of view, flat earth is a gold mine. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Welcome to the age of the regreditorial.," 26 July 2019 Memories from the Russian Gulag Varlam Shalamov, a counter-revolutionary writer, spent fifteen years in the horrific Russian Gulag system, six of them enslaved in one of the coldest, harshest gold mines known to exist. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "A Setback In Flint: RaceAhead," 14 June 2019 The small village of Gondo, high in the Alps on the Simplon Pass between Switzerland and Italy, traces its origins to the 17th-century gold mines of Kaspar Stockalper. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "The Cryptocurrency Rush Transforming Old Swiss Gold Mines," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of gold mine

1605, 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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