New gold rush hits California after heavy winter rains | News | Al Jazeera

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.

by

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.