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rich seam

A multifaceted topic that provides a lot of interesting material for discussion or writing. Judy's childhood experiences were a rich seam for her as she wrote her first novel.
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"We've always had rich seams of thought, creativity and ingenuity to mine.
We recently told of plans to use the latest technology to excavate coal from the rich seams which run for miles out under the North Sea.
Finn, a very user-friendly Yorkshireman, fills a vacuum once occupied mainly by comediennes such as Joyce Grenfell and Beryl Reid for mining the rich seams of children's views of the world.
And Gergiev's calm, authoritative conducting, though seemingly cold in execution, in fact liberated glorious phrases of melody, mined rich seams of harmony, painted telling orchestral colour from these expert players, and allowed plenty of space to his singers.
The strangest are rich seams of paranoid conspiracy theories.
Once the rich seams of high-sulfur-content coal were depleted, however, owners simply walked away, leaving many of the abandoned mines to pollute nearby watersheds for decades to come.
With technology being developed to help make coal cleaner, there is a strong argument for exploring the possibility of mining the rich seams available.