gold dust

gold in fine particles.

1695–1705 Unabridged
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gold dust
1.  gold in the form of small particles or powder, as found in placer-mining
2.  a valuable or rare thing: tickets for this match are gold dust

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Example sentences
Gold dust must be returned by the officer as so much money collected, at its current value, without exposing the same to sale.
Gold bullion, gold dust, and nonmanufactured precious metals.
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