Todd Hoffman and his family gamble on a remote, broken-down Alaskan mine. They have seven weeks to find gold before winter freezes them out.
Todd Hoffman is ready to get back in the mining game. He's putting his life savings into an ambitious plan to turn around a distressed mine in Nome, Alaska.
Todd must deliver 300 ounces of gold in just seven weeks, so he needs to fix a huge wash plant. Later, he goes rogue and squares off with the mine...
Desperate to run more paydirt, Todd fires up the weathered and worn Big Trommel - but the plant is so worn-out, he's nicknamed it Hot Mess.
It's Jack's birthday but outstanding season goals leave no time for cake. The crew must solve why Hot Mess is leaking out more than half the gold in the pay...
When Alaskan temperatures plunge and their biggest plant is frozen shut, Todd's team must save the remaining two wash plants from the same fate.
Hunter takes on the arctic tundra when he hears of legendary gold in the distant creeks. Back at the camp, Andy works to turn paydirt into a big payoff.
After disappointing results from an ancient riverbed, Todd's team focuses on finding premium pay dirt. Plus, a mine owner pushes Randy to a breaking point.
With their million-dollar goal in sight, the Hoffmans' best working wash plant breaks down. Todd's last shot is to fire up the Hot Mess.
As Alaska's brutal winter bites, Todd works the night shift hoping to hit his million-dollar goal. Will the final gold weigh be a big win - or another disaster?