Definition of gold mine in English:

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noun

1A place where gold is mined.
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  • 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: the book is a gold mine of sporting trivia
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  • 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.

Derivatives

gold miner

noun
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  • 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.

gold-mining

noun & adjective
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  • In the first three-quarters of 2005, the world's gold-mining companies are estimated to have produced only 1% more than in the same period of 2004.
  • As recently as Christmas Eve, Thistle Mining, the Scottish-Canadian gold-mining firm he chaired, confirmed that its executive office in Edinburgh was to close.
  • But the US Treasury has been urged to oppose the idea by gold-mining firms who fear that a sell-off could depress global prices for the metal.

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