Brand new series starts Tuesday 8th May at 8pm only on Discovery Channel
When the going gets tough, the tough look for gold. Six recession-hit men from Oregon become greenhorn miners, heading north to Alaska to dig for gold. They hope to strike it big and save themselves from financial ruin.
Six unemployed greenhorns continue risking it all to strike gold in Alaska, but when Jack drops a 22,000lb rock-shaker off a lowboy, the accident threatens to shut them down.
The crew races to set up the mining plant and start running dirt. The miner's families finally arrive from Oregon and question the lack of gold. And, as the mine's only mechanic becomes dangerously ill, things become so tense that Dorsey and Todd come to blows.
The team attempts to finally run dirt through the wash plant. But a visit from the Department of Fish and Game reveals a violation, jeopardizing their vital water supply to the mine. Then disaster strikes as Todd's daughter fights for her life.
The miners continue to run dirt but an equipment malfunction brings the operation to a halt. Meanwhile, James Harness collapses and Jimmy Dorsey drives a wedge between himself and the crew when he takes on an extra job to earn cash.
After 80 days, the miners are behind schedule and have run out of money. They need to find $10,000 worth of gold in just two days or the families will have to go home.
Todd discovers a major design flaw in the equipment and is forced to make huge modifications. But with the credit cards maxed out, he is forced into desperate measures.
The crew remains in deep financial hole. Veteran miner "Dakota" Fred thinks he can turn things around and he cranks up production faster than ever before. But when things start falling apart, tensions mount and Harness can't keep his frustration in.
Desperate to get to bedrock and large quantities of gold, Todd and Jack throw caution to the wind and dig deeper than ever before. With the brutal Alaskan winter threatening, they battle floods, cave-ins and equipment breakdowns.
With the arctic winter looming, the crew races against the clock. Rain and thawing snow flood the mine and Jack puts his life on the line as the glory hole caves in around the massive 100,000 pound excavator.