Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice - Season 3. Winter Season Premiere 2014

Article published on September 6, 2014. Written & compiled by admin. A Discovery Communications Production.

Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice follows five teams of men and women diving under the ice of the frozen Bering Sea in their quest for fortune. Unlike the scores of miners depicted on Bering Sea Gold, the winter season will follow the only people tough enough to take on the challenge of dredging for gold during an arctic winter.

The winter season for dredging the Bering Sea’s gold begins when the storms calm and the ice is thick enough to support the miner's dredging equipment. We will follow the unique process of diving under the ice to mine Nome's gold before the summer gold rush arrives. The time is short, only 5 weeks before the ice gets unstable...

(Scroll down for videos)

Welcome to Nome, Alaska. With an estimated gold deposit of 2,5 billion dollars, this is the 'El Dorado' for gold mining heroes.

Nome, Alaska is located just above the Artic Circle at 4°30'14"N 165°23'58"W.

Meet the mining teams:

Shawn Pomrenke, owner

Cody Moen, diver

Vernon Adkinson, owner

Jason Walker, diver

Juston Cook, diver

Yvonne Adkinson, deckhand

 

Brad Kelly, owner

Kris Kelly, diver

Andy Kelly, diver

Glen LeBaron, owner & diver

Zeke Tenhoff, diver

Emily Riedel, owner

Daryl Valle, diver

Tony Mann, diver

 

The Shamrock, Reaper and Wild Ranger are on the Tomcod claim, 7 miles West of Nome town.

The 2 others teams, the Eroica & Miss Nomer are on Claim 14, a small mining field 1 mile East of the habor.

Emily Riedel shows up with an new versatile underwater sledge called the 'Dragon Slayer'.Is this a real competitor for Glen Baron's 'Dragon'?

Also Vernon Adkinson has invested in a brand new engineering room and sluice box. He is confident that this season will bring more gold. Jason Walker is in charge of the operation.

Watch here the full episodes:

Episode 01 - Motherlode  (password = undertheice2014)

In Nome, Alaska, miners risk their lives mining below the ice on the frozen Bering Sea for a fortune in gold. "Mr. Gold" Shawn Pomrenke is back on the hunt for a payday with his mega-dredge, The Shamrock. Emily Riedel has her sights set on being the best, and as one veteran hits his biggest payday ever, another nearly loses his life.

Episode 02 - Gold Luck  (password = undertheice2014)

The hard reality of the winter season begins to set in. Partnerships become strained as tempers and egos flare. On the Miss Nomer, Glen LeBaron gripes and Zeke Tenhoff faces the judge. On the Reaper, a discussion about money turns ugly. Emily Riedel snaps over frozen equipment, and on The Wild Ranger, Jason starts to rub everyone the wrong way.

Episode 03 - Gold from the Deep  (password = undertheice2014)

The dangers of working under the ice are becoming glaringly apparent to the fleet’s greenhorns and veterans. Zeke and Glen move to an area of deep sea and become concerned with nitrogen poisoning. On the Shamrock, Cody Moen gets a little too big for his britches.

Episode 04 - The Champagne Kiss-Off  (password = undertheice2014)

It's getting late in the ice mining season, and the challenges of finding gold are wearing on the miners. Vernon Adkison has a heated confrontation with a crew member. The Kellys welcome a new diver with potentially fatal consequences. Emily Riedel faces her demons, while the Miss Nomer crew has conflicting gold-finding strategies.

Episode 05 - Grounds for Divorce (password = undertheice2014)

In Nome, gold fever is on the rise as the fleet races to find fortune before season's end. One miner turns treacherous by leaking valuable information to the competition. Zeke Tenhoff battles nitrogen poisoning and a toxic partnership, while Emily Riedel suspects her "Dragon Slayer" maybe sinking the business.

Episode 06 - Let the Gold Games Begin  (password = undertheice2014)

The tides are turning. As competition continues to build throughout the fleet, a turf war has started on the tomcod claim. With the season coming to a close friendships have crumbled and relationships are near collapse, and it’s all for the lure of gold.

Episode 07 - We're Gonna Be Rich (aka: Are We Rich?)  (password = undertheice2014)

Nome, Alaska – With temperatures rising and the Bering Sea melting, time is running out for the fleet of gold dredgers. As the ice begins to fracture, one team sees their dream of getting on the gold float out to sea.

Episode 08 - Sunken Treasure  (password = undertheice2014)

The ice shelf starts to crack as summer approaches.

 

Season Totals:

Vernon Adkinson breaks the winter season record with a total of 177,38 ounces of gold.

 

This completes  'Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice'  Season 3.

Have a nice time watching these videos!

 

J.P.