the work of digging for gold.
gold diggings, a region where digging or seeking for gold, especially by placer mining, is carried on.
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How to use gold digging in a sentence
Ashley has attacked the legal side of gold-digging in the past, without naming names.
He sighed for more congenial employment, meditated much over the subject, and finally resolved to give up gold-digging.Digging for Gold | R.M. Ballantyne
When the goldfields were discovered, I turned to gold-digging; and between that and bullock-driving I have spent all my time.Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Footnote 4: This sticking the pick in the ground is an honoured gold-digging custom.Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
For four or five years gold digging had been on the average a fairly remunerative occupation.History of Australia and New Zealand | Alexander Sutherland
He found that, in the hill region to the north, gold digging was carried on to a considerable extent.The Life of Sir Richard Burton | Thomas Wright