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Gold rush as artist buries bullion on British beach as part of Folkestone Triennial
A girl holds a fake plastic 'gold' bar she uncovered from a beach in Folkestone, southeast England, on August 29, 2014 whilst searching for real gold bullion buried there by German artist Michael Sailstorfer as part of the Folkestone Triennial. Thirty gold bars have been buried on a beach in Britain by a German artist, prompting a flood of bounty hunters with metal detectors to seek their fortune on August 29. AFP PHOTO / JACK TAYLOR.
LONDON (AFP).- Thirty gold bars have been buried on a beach in Britain by a German artist, prompting a flood of bounty hunters with metal detectors to seek their fortune Friday.

The gold bars, worth a total of £10,000 (13,000 euros, $17,000), were buried in Folkestone, southern England, by Berlin-based Michael Sailstorfer as part of an arts festival.

Members of the public will be allowed to keep any of the 24-carat bullion which they find.

"There are 30 gold bars buried there, along with a lot of washers, so if you bring your metal detector you will find a lot of washers before you find any gold," festival curator Lewis Biggs told the BBC.

"We will never know if the gold has been found or not."

One treasure hunter, John Coker, told the Guardian newspaper: "It is the first art in the world where I've hopped in a car and drove to see it straight away, so that's something."

The bars, worth around £300 each, are a few centimetres long.

The Folkestone Triennial's website said the German artist behind the project was interested in "the disruption of the everyday".

"Sailstorfer is intent on expanding the notion of classical sculpture and Folkestone Digs is a continuation of his aim 'to make art that comes less from the head and more from the stomach,'" it said.



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