Modern Day Gold Prospectors

Over the last 130 years, the East Fork of the San Gabriel River in Northern California's Angeles National Forest is said to have yielded
Sarina Finkelstein

Mining for Gold
For well over a century, miners have been pulling gold out of the East Fork of the San Gabriel River in Southern California's Angeles National Forest. By one estimate the area has yielded $13 million dollars of the mineral. The continued presence of dust in the water and nuggets in the hills has attracted men like Rick Skow, a laid-off heavy machine operator, and his partner Ty Reinell. In this photo, the two men stand astride their dredging site.

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