Bonanza



a rich mass of ore, as found in mining.
a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall:
The play proved to be a bonanza for its lucky backers.
Contemporary Examples

‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’ Tara McKelvey August 2, 2011
Santorum Rips Obama ‘Weakness,’ Makes Political Hay of Quran Burning P.J. Crowley February 25, 2012
A Censorship Test for China Peter Osnos July 19, 2009
Santorum Rips Obama ‘Weakness,’ Makes Political Hay of Quran Burning P.J. Crowley February 25, 2012
How MySpace Blew It Lloyd Grove June 21, 2009

Historical Examples

Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
The Faith of Men Jack London
Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
Klondike Nuggets E. S. Ellis

noun
a source, usually sudden and unexpected, of luck or wealth
(US & Canadian) a mine or vein rich in ore
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