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Gold rush hits Georgia's Caucasus Mountains.

22 November 2010 Last updated at 06:15 GMT

A new gold rush is taking place in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains.

For centuries, they have been known to have vast untapped reserves of gold, much of which is difficult to get at because of the complex rock patterns.

But now gold has become one of the country's most important exports a small team of experts has begun to pan for gold in streams.

Tom Esslemont reports from Georgia.