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Eureka! A New Generation of Gold Miners Heads for the Hills

Al Davis Jr. cracks a smile as he spots a speck of gold glittering in a plastic pan full of muck pulled from a Vermont brook, revealing a gold tooth made from some earlier finds. Davis, decked in waders and wearing a hat festooned with a tiny bottle filled with gold flakes, is part of a community of prospectors who number around 3,000 in New England. Often equipped with little more than a shovel and a pan, they can be found knee-deep in streams and rivers on most summer weekends in...

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