Georgia: Svaneti Gold Prospectors Seek the Monster Nugget

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Rezo "Mackenna" Gurchiani pans for gold in the Inguri River in the Georgian region of Svaneti.

His nickname is Mackenna – after the Gregory Peck character, Sheriff Mackenna, who, in the 1969 film “Mackenna’s Gold,” dedicated his life to pursuing a hopeless dream of striking it rich.

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Temo Bardzimashvili is a freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Svaneti Gold Prospectors Seek the Monster Nugget

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