Molten gold signals revival in California's Mother Lode

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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Sutter Gold Mining Company mill superintendent Paul Skinner pours the first thin stream of glowing molten gold into a mold, forming a shiny one-inch pyramid, near Sutter Creek, Calif. The company 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 operation in a half century. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)