Bering Sea Gold - The Complete Season 2. Watch it here!

Article published on November 10, 2013. Written & compiled by admin. A Discovery Communications Production.

In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there's a gold rush on. But you've never seen gold mining like this before -- here, the precious metal isn't found in the ground. It's sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. And there are a handful of people willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.
For two million years, glaciers have been melting into the Bering Sea and depositing sediments rich with gold into its waters. As Nome's ice pack melts during the summer, the isolated, ramshackle town of eccentrics and outcasts booms with excitement, as pioneer gold seekers rush to get out onto the water. Miners dive and dredge to scour the bottom of the sea from custom built, barely seaworthy rigs -- in a race to haul in as much gold as possible before the waters become too frigid to dive.

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The Bering Sea has high concentrations of gold that can be attributed to numerous sources, including gold-rich rivers that flow into it, erosive forces that strip continental rocks of its gold and carry it to the sea, and bedrock sources that push auriferous debris up to the sea floor. However, the solid ice that covers roughly 3.2 kilometres of the Bering Sea during the winter months has always protected this valuable and highly sought-after precious metal. Until now.

Nome is located at 4°30'14"N 165°23'58"W and has a subartic climate with long, very cold winters, and short, cool summers.

Meet the mining teams:

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Steve Pomrenke, co-owner.

Shawn Pomrenke, co-owner.

Cody Moen, deckhand.

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Zeke Tenhoff, captain.

Emily Riedel, deckhand.

John Bunce, diver.

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Vernon Adkinson, owner.

Eliane Adkinson, deckhand.

Steve Riedel, diver.

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Scott Meisterheim, captain.

Todd Allen, diver.

Preparing the Anchor Management for the new gold season.

The sluice box on the Christine Rose.

Gold totals for season 2:

Team Total oz. Total value
Christine Rose 2.193,68 oz. 3,615,002 US$
Wild Ranger 209,05 oz. 346,816 US$
The Edge 144,10 oz. 238,168 US$
Anchor Management 15,75 oz. 26,037 US$

Watch the full episodes here:

Episode 00 - Back to the Dredge (Pre-Season Special)  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 01 - Point of No Return  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 02 - Dead Men Gather No Gold  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 03 - Nice Guys Finish Last  (pasword = beringseagold2013)

Episode 04 - Gold Gettin' Hound Dog  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 05 - Greedy People  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 06 - No Snivelin  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 07 - Dirtville  (password = beringseagold2103)

Episode 08 - Go Big or Go Home  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 09 - Don't Tell Me to Chillax!  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 10 - Gold Stress  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 11 - And No More Shall We Part  (password = beringseagold2013)

Episode 12 - The American Dream  (password = beringseagold2013)

Extra Episode - Getting To The Bottom (Post-Season Special)  (password = beringseagold2013)

This completes 'Bering Sea gold - Season 2'

 

More gold shows coming up: GOLDFATHERS & GOLD RUSH (Season 4). Stay tuned!

 

Thanks for watching!

J.P.