150 years after the famous gold rush in California, people are heading back to the rivers and mountains in search of gold. Gold value has doubled in the last 3 years. Shown here, a gold miner's camp on the East Fork River in California.

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150 years after the famous gold rush in California, people are heading back to the rivers and mountains in search of gold. Gold value has doubled in the last 3 years. Shown here, a gold miner's camp on the East Fork River in California.

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The 2012 California Gold Rush

150 years after the famous gold rush in California, people are heading back to the rivers and mountains in search of gold. Gold value has doubled in the last 3 years. Shown here, a gold miner's camp on the East Fork River in California.

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Panning for gold in the East Fork River of California.
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Richard A. Skow lives on and pans for gold out of the East Fork River in California. Richard lost his job in construction and has since been living on the river looking for gold.

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Bernie, a gold miner for the last 25 years living in his RV at the East Fork River, said that since the economic crisis, he has seen an increase of people coming to the river looking for gold.

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Gold seekers on the East Fork River panning for gold.

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Jim Neat is gold prospecting with a metal detector. Formerly he was working at an electrician in the area of Los Angeles.

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Rob Goreham is a professional miner who  scuba dives to get his gold from rivers next to his town of Colombia, California. Here, he shows one of the nuggets that he found in the river.

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Shoveling soil into a dry washer at the East Fork River.

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Rob Goreham shows one of his biggest nuggets found to other gold seekers during a weekend in the desert. Rob is a professional gold miner who runs complex gold mining operations.

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A family factory that melts gold from prospectors in California.
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Gold bars that have been melted down from gold found by prospectors in California.

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Fred Milton examines the quality of a gold nugget.

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Samples of gold packaged for sale.
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Gold Seekers Camp, located in the Mojave Dessert.

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A young gold seekers shows off his medallion made from a gold nugget he found in the East Fork River.
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