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New gold rush hits California after heavy winter rains

A modern-day gold rush has hit California as prospectors flock in to search for gold deposits exposed by recent rains.

The discovery of gold in 19th century California brought gold diggers rushing to the state, hoping to strike it rich.

Recently, heavy rain in California has washed away tonnes of gravel that hid the gold in stream beds, exposing the gold and drawing back the prospectors.


Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from near Columbia, California.