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Gold rush to Kent beach with £10,000 hidden in the sand

Hundreds of people are heading for the beach today, not to sunbathing but in the hope they might find gold worth £10,000.

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Gold diggers descend on Folkestone beach

A German artist has sparked an extraordinary 'gold rush' on the Kent coast. Hundreds of people with buckets, spades and metal detectors have descended on the beach at Folkestone Harbour to search for buried bullion.

Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer has hidden 30 bars of pure gold under the sand as part of a public art festival. A few fortune-hunters have struck gold. But 20-plus of the ingots are still there for the taking.

David Johns explains, talking to treasure-seekers and the project organiser Claire Doherty.

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