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California Gold Rush Mining Pan
Gold mining pan

Origin

California Gold Rush

Type

Mining Pan

Effects

Sudden newfound wealth

Downsides

Nearby people will gather around the holder

Activation

Holding

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Cheque-832J

Aisle

144144-7614

Shelf

194777-9700-710

Date of Collection

February 25, 1932

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OriginEdit

The California Gold Rush occurred from 1848-1855 when large deposits of gold were discovered in the then territory of California. The prospects of easy and plentiful wealth attracted many people from across the country and abroad to mine. The large population influx resulted in the establishment of California as a state, while new hopefuls constantly arrived via steamship and railroad. Mining technologies proved incapable of extracting large amounts of gold, so most took to panhandling in rivers for gold flakes. Few became rich as most of their gold was used to pay for outrageously marked up supplies and services from merchants.

EffectsEdit

Holding the pan causes the user to suddenly gain a large amount of wealth. Many times the appearance of new money is explainable, such as winning the lottery, family inheritance, investments and old debts. Sometimes however the user just has currency and precious materials appear in their possession by coincidence. Nearby people will mob towards the user in an attempt to get a little of their wealth.

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