In this photo taken Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Tim Amavisca, 38, and his daughter Hailey, 15, separate large rocks and twigs from dirt dug up from the banks of the Bear River as they prospect for gold ... more 
In this photo taken Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Tim Amavisca, 38, and his daughter Hailey, 15, separate large rocks and twigs from dirt dug up from the banks of the Bear River as they prospect for gold near Colfax, Calif. Amavisca is among the amateur prospectors that have flocked to the Sierra Nevada foothills that, due to the historic drought, are taking advantage of the lower water levels to search for gold in riverbeds that have been unreachable for decades.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 1:24 AM EDT