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California's Historic Drought Ushers In Gold Rush (VIDEO)

By Emily Thomas

Historic levels of low water have brought on a crippling drought in parts of California, but it may have also brought on a second gold rush.

As receding water levels dry up parts of the state’s land, never-before-exposed gold is rising near the surface, prompting novice and veteran prospectors to dig, the Sacramento Bee reports.

“Stuff that’s normally submerged in water is now available. It opens up the possibility for nuggets,” James Hutchings, Sacramento chapter president of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, told the outlet.

It may not be at the magnitude of 1849’s …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green