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There may or may not be a mini gold rush in Northern California




Scott Sprague of Manassas, Virginia looks for gold in Woods Creek on April 29, 2011 in Jamestown, California. As the dollar continues to fall gold continues to rise settling at a record high $ 1,556.40 an ounce at the close of the market on Friday April 29, 2011. Gold is considered the ultimate storer of wealth bringing out more part time prospectors to strike their claims.
Scott Sprague of Manassas, Virginia looks for gold in Woods Creek on April 29, 2011 in Jamestown, California. As the dollar continues to fall gold continues to rise settling at a record high $ 1,556.40 an ounce at the close of the market on Friday April 29, 2011. Gold is considered the ultimate storer of wealth bringing out more part time prospectors to strike their claims.
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You may have heard rumors of a "mini gold rush" in Northern California, caused by this year's heavy rainfall. 

We asked experienced treasure hunter Bob Van Camp of Comstock Metal Detectors what he thought. 

"This whole concept of there being a mini gold rush in Northern California for this year is pretty much a myth, it has been propagated and promoted primarily by the people wanting to sell gold mining equipment," he said. 

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