a source of great wealth, as a mine
Origin of Golcondaafter the Golconda
ancient city, now ruins, in SC India, near Hyderabad: noted for diamond cutting in the 16th cent.
A ruined city of south-central India west of Hyderabad. Capital of an ancient kingdom (c. 1364-1512), it was later one of the five Muslim kingdoms of the Deccan until its capture by Aurangzeb's forces in 1687. Golconda was once known for the diamonds found nearby and cut in the city.