A GOLD rush to snap up the largest gold nugget ever unearthed in England is underway.

Bids have already been made for the valuable lump of gold found by a treasure hunter from Somerset, as revealed HERE on countygazette.co.uk yesterday (Wednesday, March 20).

Metal detectorist Richard Brock, 67, came across the 64.8g 'Hiro's Nugget' find during an organised expedition on farmland in the Shropshire Hills.

Somerset County Gazette: The golden nugget valued at £30,000

His detecting kit was faulty so he had to resort to using a dodgy old machine that wasn't even working properly.





The nugget has now being sold via an online auction and is expected to fetch at least £30,000, which will be split between Mr Brock and the owner of the land where it was found.

Somerset County Gazette: Golden find - Richard Brock

By this morning (Thursday, March 21), the current highest bid is £6,000.

Online bidding, which started last Friday, is open until 6pm on Monday, April 1.

If you fancy getting your hands on the treasure, you can see how the bidding is going and make your offer by clicking HERE.