With the price of gold increasing worldwide, hundreds are flocking to the shores of Nome for what's amounting to a second gold rush.
video: Gold Fever in Nome Alaska
A welcome sign in Nome, Alaska shows the history behind the town's first gold rush in the 1890s, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Hundreds of hopefuls have arrived in Nome for a chance to strike it rich while dredging for gold, some calling it a second gold rush.
Fine gold form the beaches of Nome, AK. The gold in Nome is very fine and found in super heavy black sand making it a chore to remove for most prospectors.
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