Germany 'braced for gold rush'

A province in eastern Germany is bracing itself for a gold rush this summer after a pensioner found a nugget in a stream.

The 9.64 gram nugget Heinz Martin found while he was out for a walk near Katzhuette in Thuringia proved to be the country's biggest find for 200 years.

ABC News says news of the 1,011 find has spread rapidly across Germany, aided by hordes of TV crews who have converged on the former gold-mining area