Google Maps user thinks they have found gold in South American jungle

A Google Maps user reckons they have found 'gold' on the popular site.

The internet browser uploaded the picture to Reddit, which shows a tree-filled area with a mass of gold in the middle.

The image, which is taken from somewhere in South America, received a string of comments on the site, some more serious than others.

One user joked that the original poster had discovered El Dorado. That refers to the legendary story in which precious stones were found in abundance along with gold coins.

Another suggested that it was simply a "yellow tree", while another said: "Sun gleaming in from a break in the clouds?"

One more wrote: "It's definitely not gold, dude. It's light. But I don't know more than that.

"It could just be the sun shining on that place only. It looks a lot like that. But there could also just be lights there. Maybe someone is camping there."

"They're all over the forest, it's the type of tree and light reflection it gives," a fourth thinks. "Find a shaded area and you'll see a duller version sooner or later."

Another Google Maps user quipped: "Yep, surely you found a giant shining pile of gold."

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Google Maps users after often making strange discoveries on the site.

One amateur sleuth has been left baffled after spotting what appears to be a military base with "loads of tanks" in the middle of nowhere.

The seemingly random placing of the military equipment spooked some Reddit users when the discovery in China was uploaded.

Another user was shocked after seeing someone walking around the city with a gun and sex toy.

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