City of Gold, noun phrase

Also with small initials. Golden City.
1924 L. Cohen Reminisc. of Jhb. 31The City of Gold — more or less — does not pride itself on his matured glories.
1937 H. Klein Stage Coach Dust p.xiPresent-day Johannesburg, the great City of Gold.
1940 F.B. Young (title)City of Gold.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 167They and a few who have joined them seek a new locality close by and lay it out as a new house only a few prospecting families: the founders and site of Johannesburg, city of gold.
1959 L. Longmore Dispossessed 200Johannesburg’s half million Africans, upon whose cheap labour her economy rests, call her Igoli — City of Gold.
1987 E. Keyter in S. Afr. Panorama Oct. 26Johannesburg, well-known as South Africa’s city of gold, is built on one of the richest gold reefs in the world.
1990 C. Sherlock Hyena Dawn 92Egoli, the city of gold. I went there when I was seek my fortune in the gold mines.
1991 M. Mthethwa in Pace Feb. 52‘I packed my belongings and headed for the city of gold,’ recalls Elizabeth. Liza left her home in 1982 to seek fame in Johannesburg.
Golden City.
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