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a mine yielding gold.
a source of great wealth or profit, or any desirable thing.
a copious source or reserve of something required:
a gold mine of information about antiques.
a place where gold ore is mined
a source of great wealth, profit, etc

late 15c., from gold + mine (n.). Figurative use by 1882.
A rich, plentiful source of wealth or some other desirable thing, as in That business proved to be a gold mine, or She’s a gold mine of information about the industry. [ First half of 1800s ]


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