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'It's About Freedom': A Modern-Day Gold Miner On The Gold Rush Dream05:32

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The Gold Rush in the 1840s helped transform California into an economic powerhouse, and established its reputation as a place where fortunes could be made overnight. These days, most people are chasing other riches.

But as KQED's Matthew Green (@MGreenKQED) reports, there's a rare breed of Californian still looking for real gold.

This segment aired on April 6, 2018.


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