moth·er lode • n. Mining a principal vein of an ore or mineral. ∎ fig. a rich source of something: your portfolio holds a mother lode of opportunities.
Mother Lode ★½ Search for the Mother Lode; The Last Great Treasure 1982 (PG)
The violent conflict between twin brothers (played by Heston) is intensified by greed, near madness, and the all-consuming lust for gold in this action-adventure. Heston's son, Fraser Clarke Heston, wrote as well as produced the film. 101m/C VHS . Charlton Heston, Nick Mancuso, Kim Basinger; D: Charlton Heston.