Gold found in Phatthalung, sparking gold rush

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Gold found in Phatthalung Province. Source: Bangkok Post 20140529

The discovery of a hoard of gold has sparked a frenzy of digging by locals in Thailand’s Phatthalung province, with the Fine Arts Department trying to stem the rush in an effort to preserve archaeological material.

Gold found in Phatthalung Province. Source: Bangkok Post 20140529

Gold found in Phatthalung Province. Source: Bangkok Post 20140529

Golden treasure hoard found in Phatthalung
Bangkok Post, 29 May 2014

Locals asked to refrain from gold digging
The Nation, 29 May 2014

Fine Arts Department promises to compensate Phatthalung locals for gold artifacts
NNT, 29 May 2014

Police move in to halt ‘gold rush’ frenzy
Bangkok Post, 30 May 2014

More join hunt for gold at plantation
The Nation, 30 May 2014

Ban on Phatthalung gold rush
Bangkok Post, 31 May 2014
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