California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush

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California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush

March 27, 2014 Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 1:25 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. (Video may not display on some mobile devices)





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