Woman hunts for gold at Thailand's Wang river.
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Thailand gold rush draws prospectors

17 February 2012 Last updated at 15:23 GMT

An annual gold rush at Thailand's Wang river is proving particularly profitable this year.

The river, which yields gold ore during drought season, is wider than usual.

Prospectors are able to make an average of about 300 baht ($10; £6) a day.

The BBC's Jack Lamport reports.