About The Show

Deep in the heart of the remote Alaskan wilderness, there’s gold to be found – for those who have the grit to do dangerous and dirty work.

Miners Dakota Fred and Dustin Hurt are two such individuals, and they carry out an even more dangerous, and potentially more lucrative, type of mining that separates the men from the boys. Tracking the source of gold up river into the mountains, and into old abandoned mining stations, they dive in white-water rapids and perilous plunge pools.

Gold mining is a dangerous business, and no-one knows who’s going to come out on top; but that doesn’t stop these guys from their quest for the ultimate treasure, hidden in Alaska’s wild and brutal land.

Episodes

Episode 1

Episode 1

A look back at the how the Dakota Boys fought back risking their lives to find their fortune in gold in the last season, with a sneak peek at the...

Episode 1

Two Teams, One Dream

Dakota Fred and his son Dustin risk their lives to find a fortune in gold nuggets, taking them deep beneath the waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.

Episode 2

The Pound Zone

Dustin's crew finds an ideal claim to mine, but to reach the gold they must make it through the waterfall's pound zone. Meanwhile, Fred brings in a new miner.

Episode 3

No Guts, No Glory Holes

A call from the mining authorities causes issues. Dustin's crew face their biggest challenge yet: to build their largest, most powerful winch system.

Episode 4

Enter The Superclaw

Fred is back on the hunt for gold after spending a week reclaiming his old mine site at Porcupine Creek, but faulty engines and deadly cable snaps hold him back.

Episode 5

Birthday Gold

It's Fred Hurt's 76th birthday, but a mutiny on his crew threatens his mining plan. Meanwhile, Dustin's decision to run both dredges non-stop proves risky.

Episode 6

The Gold Cave

Dustin and his crew race to get to the bottom of the plunge pool at Rainbows End. And, Carlos makes a discovery that could change their fortunes forever.

Episode 7

Nugget Heaven

The Dakota Boys are over halfway through their season. In a hunt for bedrock gold Fred and his crew are reminded of the life-threating dangers they face.

Episode 8

Thunder Falls

Fred and his crew have finally made it to the big waterfall, Thunder Falls. But they must battle the elements as they race to find out much gold lies on...

Episode 9

End Of The Rainbow

Dustin gets his biggest gold haul yet. At Thunder Falls, engine failure and huge boulders block Fred's path to gold. As the problems spiral, his life is at stake.

Episode 10

Cliffhanger

Dustin and his crew take a gamble on a spot above the raging McKinley falls. When they must lower their dredge down a steep ravine, things go from bad to...

Episode 11

Rockfall Ravine

Dakota Fred and his son Dustin risk their lives to find a fortune in gold nuggets, taking them deep beneath the waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.

Episode 12

Hands Full Of Gold

Dakota Fred taps out Thunder Falls with his biggest gold haul. Plus, Dustin hits the nugget jackpot at Rockfall Ravine.

Episode 13

Royal Flush

The Dakota boys finish their season with a record gold haul. Despite heavy rainfall and raging waters they find their biggest nugget.