motherload vs mother lode :

motherload or mother lode

Although you may dig a load of ore out of a mother lode, the spelling “motherload” is a mistake which is probably influenced by people thinking it means something like “the mother of all loads.” A “lode” was originally a stream of water, but by analogy it became a vein of metal ore. Miners of precious metals dream of finding a really rich vein, which they refer to as a “mother lode,” most often spelled as two words, though you also commonly see it spelled as one.

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News & Articles

  • Super Motherload coming to PS4, PS3 later this year
    Super Motherload , a couch co-op digging game set in an alternate Cold War era, is on its way to PS4 alongside a launch on PS3 later this year. It's in development for PC as well, and it'll reach other platforms at a later (alternate-timeline) date. Super Motherload comes from XGen Studios, responsible for developing WiiWare's 2008 game Defend Your Castle . Super Motherload is the sequel to XGen ...
    June 7, 2013 - Joystiq

  • 2013 Senior Expo
    Sonora, CA -- Members of the community filed into the Mother Lode Fairgrounds today for the 2013 Senior Expo. The event is hosted by the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging and Sierra Senior
    June 13, 2013 - MyMotherLode.com
  • Is Mother Lode's appeal dwindling?
    SAN ANDREAS - The population of the Mother Lode continued to shrink the past two years, according to recently released state and federal estimates.
    June 10, 2013 - The Stockton Record
  • How Hot Was It?
    Sonora, CA -- Did we have record highs in the Mother Lode over the weekend? Stephanie Henry with the National Weather Service regional office in Sacramento reports that it was very close. "
    June 10, 2013 - MyMotherLode.com