In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, gold can be seen in a quartz rock taken from the mine operated by the Sutter Gold Mine Co. near Sutter Creek, Calif. The company, which ha

 

              In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, gold can be seen in a quartz rock taken from the mine operated  by the Sutter Gold Mine Co. near Sutter Creek, Calif.  The company, which ha
In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, gold can be seen in a quartz rock taken from the mine operated by the Sutter Gold Mine Co. near Sutter Creek, Calif. The company, which has begun mining adjacent to the historic Comet-Lincoln ore zones, announced Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, that it poured its first gold as it prepared to begin the first large scale Sierra Nevada underground gold mining in a half century. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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