Definition of goldfield in English:


Line breaks: gold|field
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊl(d)fiːld


A district in which gold is found as a mineral: the Klondike goldfields
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  • A map of Victoria in 1869 showed most of the colony, except for the Western District and the central goldfields, still under forest cover.
  • 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.
  • It was built to satisfy the demand for an improved route to the goldfields on the West Coast.

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