November 1, 2011 1:42 PM

Quest for gold destroying marine life in North Carolina

Gold prospectors chasing $1,600-an-ounce flecks in river bottoms east of Charlotte also might be sucking life out of the streams, experts say. As the price of gold mounts, some weekend prospectors have turned to machines called suction dredges.

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