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There are people mining gold illegally in California's hills

In the hills near Los Angeles, a handful of prospectors are hunting for gold. But what they are doing is against the law and could be harming the environment.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/gallery/20161009-there-are-people-mining-gold-illegally-in-californias-hills

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Interesting read that Gavin thanks
Cheers Dave

Not the very smartest journalist that Adam Popescu. “Dredging, a practice similar to taking a vacuum cleaner to the earth, is banned. It is loud and expensive, and requires heavy machinery.” Who cares whether it is expensive or not. Is that his problem? and what heavy machinery is he talking about. He is writing about a subject he doesn’t understand.

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very interesting article