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mother lode

1. In mining, the main source of a mineral in given area. We haven't hit the mother lode of silver quite yet—but we will!
2. By extension, an abundance of something. I wasn't looking to expand my record collection, but I sure hit the mother lode when I cleaned out my parents' attic! It's an exciting time to be a researcher in this field, as a mother lode of new data was recently released.
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a mother lode of something

a large collection of a particular type of thing His collection of letters and papers is a mother lode of information for writers and journalists.
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A review of several sources indicates that at least 500,000 ounces of gold were produced from lode sources and 200,000 ounces of gold produced from the placers.
As a child, the little girl learned acting and dancing skills from Lola; she went on to entertain miners throughout the Mother Lode and become America's first millionaire sweetheart.
In addition to the previously released surface and down dip results from the West Lode, the Central Lode at Deflector has also developed.
The drama unfolded when a neighbour called police after spotting a group of men acting suspiciously at a house in Lode Lane.
Land Rover closes for the summer holiday today with 1,000 workers at Lode Lane, Solihull, on the Freelander production line shocked that they could be out of a job when the car and their jobs are transferred to Halewood in 2006.
Nasdaq: GOLDF) Ryan Lode Gold Project located 10 miles northwest of Fairbanks.
5 billion in gold from 1848 to 1958 when thousands of fortune-seekers swarmed through the region - also known as the Mother Lode - in search of the precious ore that surfaced in creeks and rivers or sliced through mountains of granite.
330,000 ounce IRGS gold lode in altered granite) that extends to 500m - limit of drilling.
But the getaway driver collided with a Ford Fiesta at the junction of Moat Lane and Lode Lane, sending the smaller car into a lamp-post.
Lode Heath School has already identified a crop of up-and-coming youngsters it believes are destined for great things.
A gold nugget considered the largest of its kind in the world has gone on display at a winery in the Mother Lode, the scene of California's fabled Gold Rush almost a century and a half ago.
Originally announced in early 1995, TCSI has already successfully delivered the Lode DSP core to initial licensees in Korea and Japan.
The Dun Glen Gold Project consists of 94 contiguous unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 1,700 acres within the Sierra Mining District, an area with historic published production of at least 250,000 ounces of gold from both lode and placer sources.
EP 53111 was the subject of a competitive permit allocation process (NAA) by New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals initiated in late 2010 and encompasses the Rise and Shine Shear Zone and the Cromwell Lode within the historic Bendigo goldfield.
The first camp runs today and Friday, July 27, at Lode Heath School, in Lode Lane, from 10am until 3.