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gold field

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noun
  1. an area or district where gold is mined.

Origin of gold field

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for gold field

Historical Examples

  • He also received a grant of a piece of land on the site of the first gold-field.

    Australian Heroes and Adventurers

    William Pyke

  • Here I was in the ninth year of my captivity, working hard in my own gold-field.

    Perseverance Island

    Douglas Frazar

  • It looks to me a whole lot more like an iceberg than it does like a gold-field!

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • But all had gone up the river—to their gold-field, of course—and no one knew where that might be.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • I will not attempt a long description of this the first gold-field I was ever on.

    Missing Friends

    Thorvald Weitemeyer