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Dragon’s hoard: the allure of Welsh gold

Welsh police are investigating the potentially harmful effects of gold panners on the Afon Wen river in Gwynedd. Panners have prospected for Welsh gold for centuries, and today it is known as one of the world’s rarest and most desirable forms of gold. What is the history of this much-mythologised commodity and what are the secrets behind its enduring allure?

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