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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Gold rush as metal detectors battle over field of sovereigns METAL detector enthusiasts on a charity day ended up in a brawl after 300 ­sovereigns worth £75,000 were found in a field. They then ran off with the loot – half of which belonged to the farmer who owns the land – instead of declaring it under treasure laws. One enthusiast said: “The find was made by someone inexperienced who started yelling about a gold coin. Advertisement >> “Soon there were about 100 individuals digging. It was out of hand. Metal detecting is a cut-throat world. Only two of the 300 coins were in the finds box at the end of the day. The rest will end up on eBay or melted down.” The row erupted after 200 metal detector fans paid £12 each to scour a field near Twinstead, Essex, on Sunday, raising money for Scouts Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/12/01/gold-rush-as-metal-detectors-battle-over-field-of-sovereigns-115875-23600941/#ixzz1fZe7B7zF Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/12/01/gold-rush-as-metal-detectors-battle-over-field-of-sovereigns-115875-23600941/#ixzz1fZe2051C

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