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California Drought Creates New 'Gold Rush'

The severe drought in southern California has created lots of hardship, but it also has created a new California gold rush. Rapidly receding water levels in rivers and creeks are exposing gold under rocks and in crevices that used to be inaccessible. Golddiggers are turning out with pans and other equipment, often with entire families, hoping to strike it rich as long as they stay on public land and do not dig in someone else's claim. Most people are finding small nuggets and slivers...

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