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Two council workers in Switzerland could be in for an unexpected windfall after finding gold ingots worth 124,000 francs ($126,000) behind a bush, it was reported on Thursday.

Read the full article: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

Wow, that could buy them a decent bicycle. Maybe not a top end Swiss quality one, but a decent one all the same.
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

oh, is that where I left them
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

the bar in the photo is at least 5kg, , biggest bar found was 100g.

another fail!
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

"number of gold bars weighing 50-100 grams each, some 2.5 kilograms in total"

"But with no markings on the ingots"

yes clearly no markings and nothing larger than 100grams.



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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

I though that it was the streets of London that were supposed to be paved with gold?

Maybe its time to go crawling through the bushes of Zurich.
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

would UBS know where their bars were first sold to? the Poliz must be watching the site for drug bust - surely someone would come looking for it? it's not something you drop out of you backpack without noticing while you eat an apple
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

I found a golden bush in a Swiss bar once ......
















....... she was a natural blond.
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I though that it was the streets of London that were supposed to be paved with gold?

Maybe its time to go crawling through the bushes of Zurich.
London streets used to be paved with Val-de-Travers asphalt, not gold
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

What is it in the last couple years people finding bars of gold under bushes?
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What is it in the last couple years people finding bars of gold under bushes?
It's the same old story being resurrected from the archives...
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

So my perception of Switzerland wasn't far from truth. The streets paved in gold with some ingots to be found in the bushes
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

"If the gold remains unclaimed for five years, the council workers would be entitled to it themselves, the report said."

*Phones local council...*
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

I was given 25 gold bars recently for my daughter..

I'm well pissed off about it.


Turns out I could have sold her for at least 50.


Actually, I'm really pleased for them.

Now all they have to do is go to www.cashmyfoundgoldbars.com and post 'em to me for a jolly good price.
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

I heard a story of a golden calf and a burning bush ,some nut was taking to the bush .Strange things happening
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

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would UBS know where their bars were first sold to?
No, confidentially is no one priority in CH, gold usually paid for as a cash transaction so there is no record, even when the gold is held for a client.
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

...why,ooh why couldn't it be poor poor me finding just one?!! I've been a good human being;and always good to others like my long gone parents taught me...
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...why,ooh why couldn't it be poor poor me finding just one?!! I've been a good human being;and always good to others like my long gone parents taught me...
Seek employment in local council... Everything possible
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

How would you prove it's your gold?
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Re: Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

Maybe we should all go look in the bushes around Mendrisio:

http://www.metallixrefining.com/gold...tive-business/
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