By: Dylan Truong; a fifth grader
People went crazy over gold. Anyway, the people who went to the Gold Rush were called 49ers because most of them came to California in 1849 even though the Gold Rush started on 1848. The Gold Rush started when James Marshall found gold in California when he was building Sutter's Mill. Normally, gold is found deep underground so it was weird that he found gold above ground. This started the Gold Rush.
This is what miners usually found in riverbeds and is much heavier than it looks.
If you found one of these, consider yourself lucky. Raw natural gold nuggets are usually $58 to $61 per gram.
Normally when you're your looking for gold, 49ers would use a pan like this to look for gold near the river.
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