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Sky high gold prices -- given rise to the weekend prospector.
The -- right side.
Nancy Roberts carries this Golden Nugget with her everywhere she goes I'm never -- if I have this them.
She's had a romance with gold for over 26 years but because of the economic downturn -- sometimes they'll circle to help pay bills.
Pay bills I paid rent.
I bought tires for my truck.
I fixed my vehicle if you have no money you give a candidate.
According to the department of conservation California is experiencing a new gold rush today gold is valued around 1700.
Dollars an ounce.
And Robert says the increase in gold -- more people calling her to find out -- they can get on the gold -- They called daily it's not uncommon for me to get bored of 500 phone calls a year you to see let's Chinese -- -- can -- -- the famine there.
And it's now and then like knowing -- well.
Not all of California's new wave of -- hunters are pretty -- warriors.
Authorities say professionals with heavy equipment and industrial tools are going after school sometimes illegally.
This state -- geology board says they cut mine in northern California is one illegal operation.
The board said the owner has received over one million dollars worth of fines.
This is a -- and disregard for state law.
The state has charged my -- Joseph -- ST with fourteen charges ranging from not having the proper permits to causing environmental damage of his operations.
We're planning to mining right is standing -- in or gold.
-- -- have been doing such.
For quite some time now.
But hard Jesse's attorney says he's not doing anything illegal saying quote he is not -- for goal he wants operate his -- gravel business in quote.
And those of you -- looking to keep it legal and maybe -- a few extra bucks it doesn't cost a lot of money to -- -- history.
In Fresno California Michelle -- so foxnews.com.
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