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free gold

noun
1.
treasury gold, including the legal reserve, not restricted to the redemption of gold certificates or other specific uses.
2.
Mining. gold found in loose particles or nuggets, as in a placer mine.
Origin of free gold
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • The free gold that enriched Fresno and Mull and Andy only augmented their native ferocity.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • Samples of rock were received in town that were studded with free gold.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • When all free gold is rubbed off, the finisher can see where the tooling is imperfect.

  • His voice could not have been more eager had he been relating the finding of free gold.

    Ross Grant Tenderfoot John Garland
  • It needed no expert to discern the free gold which lay in thin scales and sparkling lumps all through the rock.

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
  • But none would work for hire with free gold to be had for the taking.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • If the rock is rich, the last portion will be found to contain some free gold in flattened discs, which will not pass this sieve.

    The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
  • I'm going to take the kinks out of this free gold deal inside of forty-eight hours.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • They took out all the free gold, then tried to work out the rest, found it too expensive, went broke and walked out.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • One and all they were consumed with curiosity for detailed inside information on the free gold squabble.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for free gold

free gold

noun
1.
gold, uncombined with other minerals, found in a pure state
2.
(US) the excess of gold held by the Federal Reserve Banks over the legal reserve
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