Definition of gold mine in English:

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gold mine

Pronunciation: /ˈɡōl(d) ˌmīn/


1A place where gold is mined.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Anglo's Mponeng gold mine is the second-deepest mine in the world.
  • Most people don't realize that Poppy Bush had a gold mine: Barrick Gold Mining Corp.
1.1A source of wealth, valuable information, or resources: this book is a gold mine of information
More example sentences
  • The book is a gold mine of information, learned by McMoneagle over two decades of hands-on training, research, and applications.
  • The Internet has proved to be a gold mine of information for people researching their family history.
  • I suffer from paranoid schizophrenia and depression and find the net a gold mine of information.


gold miner

Example sentences
  • South Africa's AngloGold has offered 26 shares for every hundred Ashanti shares, a takeover which could make it the world's top gold miner.
  • The story there goes that Russian Jack, a gold miner in the Halls Creek rush, helped a mate with two broken legs, by pushing him in a barrow 300 kilometres to medical help.
  • Meanwhile, Dundee Precious Metals has decided to convert itself from an investment company to an operating gold miner, Goodman announced on Tuesday.

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Syllabification: gold mine

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