Definition of gold mine in English:

gold mine


  • 1A place where gold is mined.

    • ‘While we were waiting in the aircraft hangar, I began talking to a young woman who was travelling with her small son, and it didn't take us long to discover that we were both going out to the same gold mine.’
    • ‘The state, which takes up to a 10% cut, has sold farm animals, an airplane, and equipment from a gold mine.’
    • ‘Based on the very high average grade of current ore and life-of-mine ore reserves, the Red Lake mine is, to our knowledge, the richest gold mine in the world.’
    • ‘This Canadian mining company is developing an open pit silver and gold mine in the San Marcos region of Guatemala despite the staunch opposition of the local indigenous communities.’
    • ‘Freeport/Rio Tinto run the world's largest gold mine and third-largest copper mine in West Papua.’
    • ‘The walkers will visit schools funded by Rehab, a working gold mine, the Pilanesberg National Park, Capetown, the Cape Peninsula and the winelands region.’
    • ‘The early morning mudslide took place in the Amapola gold mine, near the city of Filadelfia, in the Department of Caldas, 200 kilometers west of Bogota.’
    • ‘He explains, ‘My father was a teacher and my brother was working in a gold mine.’’
    • ‘The ceramic dish features a transfer-printed map of the Gold Coast complete with a Spanish treasure ship sunken off the Coast and a gold mine in Burleigh.’
    • ‘Stratoni lead and zinc mines were condemned recently after a nearby gold mine was closed on environmental grounds.’
    • ‘Anglo's Mponeng gold mine is the second-deepest mine in the world.’
    • ‘They have threatened to escalate the dispute by building roadblocks to stop tankers carrying fuel to the Kutubu oil operations and the Porgera gold mine.’
    • ‘They aimed to show, through practical examples, how technology worked and how it was applied in such colonial settings as the gold mine, the railway, and the wheat farm.’
    • ‘She stood by, for instance, as cyanide leaks from the Summitville gold mine killed wildlife in 17 miles of the Alamosa River.’
    • ‘In Niolam, the largest island in the group, and the location of the gold mine, there was no population pressure prior to the influx of people seeking employment.’
    • ‘It is a historic gold mine where students can practice various underground mining techniques as well as research modern explosive and rock mechanics.’
    • ‘In the October Geology, Bawden and his colleagues publish their analyses of samples from a massive zinc sulfide deposit located in a gold mine in Nevada.’
    • ‘A rich gold mine was also discovered, providing royalty payments to the handful of Warlpiri people with continuing traditional links to the country.’
    • ‘I remember they were mining material that was higher grade per ton in gold than was at that time mined from the Pamour gold mine in Timmins, Ontario.’
    • ‘Most people don't realize that Poppy Bush had a gold mine: Barrick Gold Mining Corp.’
    1. 1.1 A source of wealth, valuable information, or resources.
      ‘the book is a gold mine of sporting trivia’
      • ‘For the tool researcher, these database sections are a gold mine of information.’
      • ‘It offers a gold mine of valuable reflections on the spiritual life.’
      • ‘On the one hand, consumers leave behind a veritable gold mine of information as they click through Web sites.’
      • ‘The nurse's study is a gold mine of information for women because nurses represent a large group of individuals who are experiencing similar health related problems.’
      • ‘The data that was in the book was worth a gold mine to me, since the data would assist me in making the formula.’
      • ‘Webber includes helpful comments on the meaning of ancient Latin terms and is a gold mine of introductory information on the office.’
      • ‘With the aim of promoting jewellery design and involving highly talented but untapped youth resources, the contest promises to be a literal gold mine of prizes.’
      • ‘The Internet has proved to be a gold mine of information for people researching their family history.’
      • ‘For those who despise alternative medicine, this book is a gold mine.’
      • ‘A major trade show comprises a gold mine of invaluable information about products, companies, industry trends, and so on.’
      • ‘The final version will be released soon, and Beeman says the information it yields should prove to be a gold mine.’
      • ‘Your website is the gold mine of information on how the public respond to what you say.’
      • ‘The book's extensive citations are a gold mine of information for those studying creative industries.’
      • ‘The book is a gold mine of information, learned by McMoneagle over two decades of hands-on training, research, and applications.’
      • ‘I suffer from paranoid schizophrenia and depression and find the net a gold mine of information.’
      • ‘If you like complex tactics, this book is a gold mine.’
      • ‘What Bryce had considered ‘useless stuff’, Mac discovered was a gold mine of information.’
      • ‘Properly handled, the bartender was a gold mine of information.’
      • ‘Love is a virtual gold mine for me artistically; another source for my work is the attempt to capture personalities in a face sketch.’
      • ‘The candidates present certainly hit a gold mine of voters and informants the other candidates counted on.’
      rich source, repository, store, storehouse, reservoir, mint, treasure house, treasury, reserve, fund, wealth, vein, stock, supply, hoard, accumulation
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