California is having a mini gold rush all along the Mother Lode areas. Many folks are using their vacation time to work the rivers and streams for gold. Some are doing very well. How well? Most prospectors never tell how much gold they find, or where they find it. When people asked me if I found any, I would just smile.
Prospecting is a great family activity! Especially when some of that elusive metal is glittering in your pan! :)