mine of information


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mine of information

Someone or something that contains a lot of knowledge about a particular topic. You should ask Amanda for advice about your cake recipe—she's a mine of information about baking.
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mine of information

Fig. someone or something that is full of information. Grandfather is a mine of information about World War II. The new search engine is a positive mine of useful information.
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a mine of inforˈmation (about/on somebody/something)

a person, book, etc. that can give you a lot of information on a particular subject: My grandmother was a mine of information on the family’s history.People criticize television, but for children it’s a mine of information.
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Wright said: ``Alan is a mine of information which will be extremely useful to me.
Now there's no excuse if you smuggle in a mine of information about composers, compositions and musicians that will fit into the palm of your hand - the Classic FM Pocket Book of Music.
Roest's book is a mine of information and suggestions for future research.
Wardlaw's piece is one of the volume's best, both a celebration of Biggers's work (mostly done in Houston) and a rich mine of information about it (though no article in the volume more cries out for illustrations).
Dr Jonathan Mattison, a researcher with the Orange Order said the book was a gold mine of information.
She said the fair was "a gold mine of information with enthusiastic, friendly people who have a wealth of experience to guide you.
In conformity with my own interests (and in the book's gold mine of information there is material for scholars working on almost all topics relevant to early music and its practice) I discovered, among the musicians, a number whom I suspect to be Jewish converts: the singer Daniello Danielli (734); the "Flemish" contralto Daniello di Simone Lupi (from the "Wolf" family; ibid.
STATTO, that's Angus Loughran to his mates, isn't just a mine of information when it comes to footie facts and figures on Fantasy Football.
Despite its modest subtitle, this is actually a compendium of all that is known about Verard, together with texts of his works, archival documents about him, and a mine of information on French printing at the turn of the sixteenth century.
In this beautifully produced book Patricia Fortini Brown provides a mine of information, both visual and verbal, concerning the history of Venetian culture.