The gold rush of the new generation

New job Sarina Finkelstein the "New 49th" is an exploration again renewed gold rush in California during the Great economic downturn. Because gold is valued at all times. Now the pictures of this series can be seen in the Center of photography in Portland, Oregon. "Gold is the main theme of the exhibition and the object that binds them together, says photographer Sarina Finkelstein. – But it is also a metaphor for its value that we all seek in life, something for which we can risk everything. I'm interested in the group of people living outside of social norms, combined with a consuming goal, to find gold, as well as their courage and personal sacrifices in order to achieve this goal. People that in desperate times desperate to be lean and confident. They like just to get something fragile and valuable, as a nugget out of the ground with their hands. Every day is an adventure, filled with hope and anxiety, because each stroke of the shovel can become gold!"

(9 photos)

The gold rush of the new generation

The gold rush of the new generation

1. The "Golden bag", the vineyards are Allenstown, Mervis, California. 26 Dec 1992 excavators company "Sonora Mining Corporation" in mine Krystalline near Jamestown, California, found a "bag" of pure gold leaf. This large piece weighs about 19 kg. Is the largest solid piece of gold found in North America from the 1880s and is the largest of crystallized gold today. It's priceless. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

2. Adolf and Martin the Scott river national forest in Klamath, California. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

3. Avery, in search of gold at the river Scott. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

4. Prominately bucket digger Rob. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

5. Dredger on the river Scott after the ban on dredging. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

6. Bernie McGrath, unofficial mayor of "Alley nuggets" in the national forest of California. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

7. Store "Gold Prospecting Adventures, LLC" is a family business three generations in Jamestown. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

8. Rick is in his second campaign in the forest of Los Angeles. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

The gold rush of the new generation

9. Gold, found Avery in the river Scott. (© Sarina Finkelstein)

Keywords: Gold | Gold miners | California

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