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California Drought Draws Modern-day Gold Miners

California is in the midst of a severe drought, with mountain water sources at record lows. But there is a silver lining, or more accurately, a golden one.  The rivers that drew gold miners to California in 1849 have run fast and deep for decades, but are now shallow enough to wade into and start panning for the precious metal. Hopeful miners are heading to northern California in droves, chasing dreams of striking it rich. Gearing up Heather Willis manages Pioneer Mining...

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