California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush

March 27, 2014 Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM EDT

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California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush

March 27, 2014 Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM EDT

California's record drought is spurring a mini gold rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills that drew hordes of prospectors in 1849.

Modern-day gold diggers are taking advantage of historically low water levels to search for the precious metal. Find out more about this story by watching the video below.

 

 

 

 

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