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Californios Q.4 Impact of the California Gold Rush on the Californios. The first cry of “Gold” was heard all over the world. . Fortune hunters succumbed to gold fever and flocked to the Sierra Nevada foothills in search of unlimited wealth. By 1852, about 250,000 miners pondered in California from all over the world. Due to the massive inflow of immigrants Californios became a minority. It didn’t matter that they had lived on their lands for generations. In the eyes of the majority of the new co