Stream gold

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stream gold (Mining) Gold in alluvial deposits; placer gold.
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Usage

In literature:

I did not say anything, but I knew that Gunson meant to try the sands of the stream as well for gold.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
Gold dust is said to be found in beds of streams and traces of copper in quartz.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Specks of gold may be found in a pan of dirt from any of these streams, followed back to the mountain chasm of its source.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
The stream going by Barvas Inn was a streak of gold in its sandy bed.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
Shortly after we halted, however, several of them strayed up the banks of the stream, and gathered some grains of gold out of its bed.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Gold is found in every stream of the islands.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
That gold was distributed far down the creek, carried by glacier and stream.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The gold-seekers were wading up to their waists in water, and the Bush Robin was fluttering round them as they moved slowly up the stream.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Ledges, smitten by the modern Moses, have gushed a stream of gold.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Many were the questions asked as silently seats were left and files of blue and gold streamed out of the places of amusement.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
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In poetry:

And wandering through the tangled pines
That break the gold of Arno's stream,
To see the purple mist and gleam
Of morning on the Apennines.
"Rome Unvisited" by Oscar Wilde
His drowsy flock streams on before him,
Their fleeces charged with gold,
To where the sun's last beam leans low
On Nod the shepherd's fold.
"Nod" by Walter de la Mare
And mothers stood, with streaming eyes,
And saw their dearest children sold;
Unheeded rose their bitter cries,
While tyrants battered them for gold.
"The Slave Auction" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Through the mist of the night her gold fires
Gleamed down through the valley below,
A welcome they threw to the pilgrim,
In their streaming and beckoning glow.
"Tamara" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Thee have I seen in some waste Arden old,
A white-browed maiden by a foaming stream,
With eyes profound and looks like threaded gold,
And features like a dream.
"The Ideal" by Madison Julius Cawein
Turning the stream to a long lane of gold,
Where the young moon shall walk with feet of pearl,
And, framed in sleeping lilies, fold on fold,
Gaze at herself, like any mortal girl.
"Green Silence" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

To earn the rating, rivers and streams must meet the official criteria for gold medal water: 12 trout per acre over 14 or 60-pounds of trout per surface acre.
Gold miners are breaking up soil with hydraulic blasts, filling streams and rivers with silt.
A miner, often in a wetsuit underwater, feeds the tube with stream-bottom gravels, which are sucked up and run through a sluice that separates out heavier material – gold, if the miner is fortunate.
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In science:

Other proposed mechanisms rely on so-called “mechanical alignment” due to gas (Gold 1952) or cosmic rays (Salpeter & Wickramasinghe 1969) streaming relative to the grains.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
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