Prospectors are finding gold in Oklahoma rivers, hardware stores.
Paighten Harkins writes:
Holding a Frisbee-sized green pan, he sloshes water and dirt around to separate the heavy pieces — the gold — from the soil and other metals.
After repeating the rhythmic process of sloshing and draining, he raps the bowl with his hand, and small flecks of gold snap into formation at the edge.
“Now, here’s the fun part. Do you know where this sand came from?” he asks.
“No,” comes the response.
“Ace Hardware in the concrete section,” he says as he points to the edge of the pan. “And that’s where that gold came from.” ...