4 people struck gold!!!

4 people went on a trip to California to see the new land they just gained in a treaty. the 4 friends made it safely to California. they happened to stop at the side of a river and stay the night. the next morning they went to the river to get water and its said that the oldest guy saw a shiny block and dug it out of the river. they soon found out it was a block of gold weighing in at 4 pounds. they were the first to strike gold in the new land. they decided to stay there and keep searching for gold. months later those 4 people soon became the richest people in the new land.