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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
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for free gold
  • In general free gold occurs in quartz containing pyrite, arseno-pyrite, and/or stibnite.
  • Soon it was evident that free gold along the creeks was not going to be enough.
  • The reaction of the cyanide solution with the free gold is oxygen-dependent.
  • The veins contain disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite with trace amounts of silver and free gold.
  • The ore is then run over a jig circuit to recover free gold.
  • Though with this only the free gold-about one fourth of the actual value of the rock could be saved, the results were wonder ful.
  • Good, free gold ore is now being taken out of the mine.
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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