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Goldfield   /gˈoʊldfˌild/   Listen

A district where gold is mined.

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"Goldfield" Quotes from Famous Books

... villas to rich Americans. Something in that, you know, and if Dick had only stuck to it—but Dick never could. He got in with some mine promoters, and after that nothing would answer but that he must rush right back to Goldfield and look over some properties that were for sale dirt cheap. As though Dick would have been any wiser after he'd seen 'em! But his biggest piece of folly was in taking the little boy along ...
— Torchy, Private Sec. • Sewell Ford

... to 1860 about L150,000 had been won in Nelson. In 1858, a certain Asiatic, Edward Peters, known to his familiars as Black Pete, who had somehow wandered from his native Bombay through Australia to Otago, had struck gold there; and in March, 1861, there was a rush to a short-lived goldfield at the Lindis, another spot in that province. But it was not until the winter of that year that the prospector, Gabriel Read, found in a gully at Tuapeka the indubitable signs of a good alluvial field. Digging with a butcher's knife, he collected in ten hours nearly five-and-twenty ...
— The Long White Cloud • William Pember Reeves

Words linked to "Goldfield" :   dominion, district, territory, territorial dominion

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