GOLD RUSH. In early 1848, flecks of gold found in Sacramento California. THOSE WHO SEEKED GOLD WERE CALED FORTY-NINERS. Caused a sensation in the eastern United States. Mass migration known as the, California Gold Rush , some 80,000 fortune seekers went to California for GOLD
Placer mining: use cheap metal pans, picks, and shovels to harvest gold at the bottom of rivers and streams.