a rich seam

a rich seam

  (formal)
a subject which provides a lot of opportunities for people to discuss, write about or make jokes about (often + of ) Both wars have provided a rich seam of drama for playwrights and novelists alike. His second novel mines the same rich seam of mother-son relations.
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Alan Parker, chief executive of Whitbread plc, said: 'We see acquisition and conversion opportunities such as this as a rich seam to exploit for future growth.
We have been very encouraged with the outcome of the earlier joint initiative with IDB and we are confident that Texas and the other states in the Southwestern region have the potential to provide a rich seam of investment opportunities beneficial to both countries," said Mr.