an especially rich vein of precious ore
boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce(noun)
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
In mining, a rich mine or vein of silver or gold.
The point at which two mother lodes intersect
By extension, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income or return.
The popular show quickly became a ratings bonanza for the network.
Origin: From bonanza, from bonacia, a .
in mining, a rich mine or vein of silver or gold; hence, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income
Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959 to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series and continues to air in syndication. The show centered around the Cartwright family, who live in the Virginia City, Nevada area bordering Lake Tahoe. The series starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and, in later seasons, David Canary. The title "Bonanza" is a term used by miners in regard to a large vein or deposit of ore, and commonly refers to The Comstock Lode. In 2002, Bonanza was ranked No. 43 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 TV Guide included it in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time. The time period for the television series is roughly between 1861 to 1867 during and shortly after the American Civil War. The Cartwrights' Ponderosa Ranch would have been located in the Utah Territory.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bon-an′za, n. a term common in the Pacific States for a rich mass of gold: any mine of wealth or stroke of luck. [Sp.]
The numerical value of bonanza in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bonanza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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If this agreement goes through, Iran gets a cash bonanza, a boost to its international standing, and a lighted path toward nuclear weapons, with sweeping sanctions relief, we have lessened our ability to challenge Iran's conduct across the board. As Iran grows stronger, we will be weaker to respond.
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