a large-scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849.
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How to use gold rush in a sentence
It’s an hour drive down the scenic, historic Highway 49, along the Yuba River, to reach the tiny gold rush–era town of Downieville, where mountain bikers, hikers, and anglers will find plenty to keep them occupied.
If gaming is indeed a gold rush, then no one wants to be without a pickaxe — especially those that have been prospecting for some time.‘No one’s going in blind’: Brands are bringing gaming and esports in-house | Seb Joseph | July 28, 2021 | Digiday
Corporations and governments are both racing to gear up in preparation for the new digital gold rush.
With a metallic gold rush potentially in the works thanks to global warming, rare-earth mining could pave the island’s path to independence.
In the 1700s, the gold rush in southeast Brazil created a high demand for mining labor.How African body markings were used to construct the idea of race in colonial Brazil | Aldair Rodrigues | January 22, 2021 | Quartz
He headed west in 1860 for health reasons and to join the gold rush in Colorado.
The US first considered the idea in the 1820s, but interest was revived in earnest after the California gold rush began in 1849.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So, Schmidt followed the gold rush to the El Paso mountains and claimed an area of mining land.
For years, William Schmidt single-handedly dug a tunnel through a mountain to transport his gold-rush loot.
Lester is a strange little man alone in a cabin, not far from The Tramp locked in his cabin in The gold rush.
In fact, the run on provisions for the gold rush was so great that at one time we were almost threatened with famine.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
At the very commencement of the gold-rush a hole had been sunk in Deadman's Flat, and soon afterwards deserted.Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Sixty years ago, in the gold rush, there must have been many.The Courage of Marge O'Doone | James Oliver Curwood
During the first years of the gold rush, the Chinaman was welcome in California because he was necessary.Our Foreigners | Samuel P. Orth
Sam Morgan was among those who went to Alaska in the first days of the great gold rush.Connie Morgan in Alaska | James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for gold rush
a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found
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