gold mine

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gold mine (plural gold mines)

  1. ​A mine for gold ore or metal.
    South Africa has many goldmines.
  2. (idiomatic) A very profitable economic venture.
    This oil deposit is a regular gold mine. We make more and more money every year!
  3. (idiomatic) A plentiful stockpile of something sought after.
    The Smithsonian Institute is a goldmine of knowledge, but like most mines, you have to dig for the good stuff.

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