Definition of goldfield in English:



  • A district in which gold is found as a mineral.

    ‘the Klondike goldfields’
    • ‘On behalf of the industry, Christie welcomed conference attendees to the Klondike goldfields.’
    • ‘Eileen's grandfather was a tailor by trade, an Irishman who had gone to Australia to the goldfields of Bendigo where Eileen's father was born.’
    • ‘It was built to satisfy the demand for an improved route to the goldfields on the West Coast.’
    • ‘The desire to increase the female population on the goldfields was popular among administrators and legislators, but it was also a move not surprisingly favoured by the men themselves.’
    • ‘An hour later I found myself standing in the middle of a pub called the Golden Vine, by far one of the better institutions of intoxication in the central goldfields.’
    • ‘The raid by guards on the stockade set up by diggers in the Victorian goldfields only lasted an hour.’
    • ‘On 6 July 1899 the Worturpa district was officially declared a goldfield.’
    • ‘There was rapid growth in the town in the 1860s as miners going to or from the Central Otago goldfields came to the town.’
    • ‘The New Zealand Minerals Industry Association estimates there is $30 billion worth of gold in the Hauraki goldfields but most is under Conservation Department land which can not be mined.’
    • ‘Later, he paddled up the Amazon in a canoe, tried his luck on the Californian goldfields, and settled in Australia where he raced a grand clipper ship, Queen of Sheba, and became a pioneer of steamboat technology.’
    • ‘There was more than one way to strike it rich in the goldfields of the North.’
    • ‘In this stanza he is referring to his home town of Grenfell in this state, where he was born in a tent on the goldfields.’
    • ‘A map of Victoria in 1869 showed most of the colony, except for the Western District and the central goldfields, still under forest cover.’
    • ‘On Kangaroo Island there was a goldfield named after him as well as the Goyder Range and the Goyder Range Branch Creek.’
    • ‘He trained and worked as a surveyor, but, because of the Depression, tried his luck on the goldfields of South Westland.’
    • ‘Tucker had left Rhode Island for the goldfields in 1849, but soon lost contact with home.’
    • ‘It is a day's drive north from Alice Springs and was at one stage the third-richest goldfield of Australia.’
    • ‘This game appears to have been invented by Irish miners on the goldfields of Victoria in the 1850s.’
    • ‘Howitt himself became interested in geology through his activities on the goldfields as prospector and mining warden.’
    • ‘Early projection devices were frequented around the Johannesburg goldfields from 1895 on.’