The gold fever in Lengenfeld just keeps rising. After the accidental discovery of several gold nuggets, the small town in Vogtland has transformed into Saxony’s own Eldorado, enticing more and more bounty hunters and gold miners.
The secret on the right track
The gold fever in Lengenfeld just keeps rising. After the accidental discovery of several gold nuggets, the small town in Vogtland has transformed into Saxony’s own Eldorado, enticing more and more bounty hunters and gold miners. After widespread earthworks, however, so far no further precious metal has been found. Though, workers came across another metal artefact, which could lead to the secret of Lengenfeld gold finally being discovered.
Lengenfeld/Vogtland – The former construction site at the edge of the Plohn theme park is looking more and more like a crater landscape. Adventurers filled with gold fever are digging for gold in dozens of holes in the ground with spades and hoes. The trigger for the regional gold rush was the accidental discovery of some nuggets at the beginning of 2018. The flames of hope were fanned by historical drawings, which indicate that there may have been a gold mine in Lengenfeld more than one hundred years ago.
Beyond the local construction market and the quickly established chip shop kiosk, the Lengenfeld gold rush has not had any big winners so far. Until now, the workers have only found rubbish and a huge waste heap. And even the most recent find only put disappointment on the gold diggers’ faces at first glance. But after taking another look, it put a glint in their eyes. Because according to current information this discovery was of old steel rails.
The tracks were 1.5m deep and go further into the soil. A track, which brings more hope that there could be a bigger gold discovery to come. According to the archaeologists involved, these rails are the remains of a wagon track, like those used in mining at the turn of the century.
“These rusty tracks could soon unveil to gold. We assume that they will lead us directly to the historical gold mine. We are now focussing everything on this track and are digging deep along the rails,” says dig leader Heinz Meyer on the new trail of hope.
Adventurers are searching for gold in dozens of holes in the ground.
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