Girl finds gold bullion bar and hands to police

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  1. ScottyRS

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    As if you would give it to the police!!

    Like many people I always return things I find, even posting wallets to people who obviously lost them while pissed out, with hundreds of $$ in in at my expense.

    But a Gold bar, that will never find an owner......... no chance...
     
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    The police did a search of lake but didn't find any more - I'm sure they didn't.
     
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    It was Single Out, did they find another girl? How many was there to start with? :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice to see there are some good people out there like this girl, but personally if it was me - finders keepers! :D
     
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    I would have posted it to myself.
     
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    Bullion was initially lost in a boating accident
     
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    I wonder why the police sent divers to the area, I don't think that the gold bars were committing any crime. I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they didn't want a whole load of treasure hunters descending on the place.

    Odd that they would show a picture of the actual bar, you would think that something such as the name weight and detracting marks would be kept quiet so that they could be used in identification.
     
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    They aren't giving that back. lol
    It will sit inside an evidence room until they cash it in for department funding. :lol:
     
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    If anyone owns an identical bar and visited/lives in switzerland... now is your chance to find your receipt lol.
     
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    If that really is a picture of the actual bar, then it looks like the serial number has been ground off...

    Bill
     
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    Yep. Possibly a frustrated thief tossed it. A reputable dealer wouldn't touch that.
     
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    Maybe the girl ground the number off.
     
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    Think it had the girl phone number on it.
    That's why it was rubbed off.
     
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    NAZI gold train 'found in Poland'


    The train is rumoured to have been carrying gold and gems
    Two people in Poland say they may have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two, Polish media say.

    The train is believed to have gone missing near what is now the Polish city of Wroclaw as Soviet forces approached in 1945.

    A law firm in south-west Poland says it has been contacted by two men who have discovered the armoured train.

    Polish media say the men want 10% of the value of the train's contents.

    Local news websites said the apparent find matched reports in local folklore of a train carrying gold and gems that went missing at the end of World War Two near Ksiaz castle.


    The claim was made to a law office in Walbrzych, 3km (2 miles) from Ksiaz castle.

    "Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this," Marika Tokarska, an official at the Walbrzych district council, told Reuters.

    "The area has never been excavated before and we don't know what we might find."


    Two news websites in Walbrzych said the train that was found had guns on turrets along its side. One website, walbrzych24.com, said (in Polish) that one of the men was Polish and the other German.

    They were liaising with officials in the city, who have since formed an emergency committee led by the mayor to investigate the claims, the website says.

    Another site, Wiadomosci Walbrzyskie, said (in Polish) the train was 150m long and may have up to 300 tonnes of gold on board.

    Joanna Lamparska, a historian who focuses on the Walbrzych area, told Radio Wroclaw the train was rumoured to have disappeared into a tunnel, and that it had gold and "hazardous materials" on board.

    Previous searches for the train in the same area had proved fruitless, Radio Wroclaw said.

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    Hmmm...10% of 300 tonnes

    1000kg/tonne x 2.2 pounds/kg x 16oz/ pound x 30 tonnes x $1150US/oz... $1.2 Billion US
     

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