Bering Sea Gold

Continuing Wednesday / 10:00pm Discovery 60 min.
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.

Season 9

8 Episodes

Shawn races to the Bluff with only a day left in the season; Kris is on the best gold of his life, but his shoddy equipment keeps breaking down; Zeke is desperate to salvage the season but can't find a paystreak.
Sep 29 2017
Shawn tries to convince potential investors that his Megadredge vision is solid; Kris' frustration frays Andy's nerves; Zeke unleashes a secret weapon, but faces an unexpected challenge; Emily tries to pull her crew together to avoid an end.
Sep 22 2017
Shawn must fix his landlocked barge, but faulty controls threaten the Megadredge dream; Brad threatens to split the family before Kris can rally back to the Bluff; Emily gambles on a fast payoff.
Sep 15 2017
Cracked 9x05
Kris' scheme to make a million off Shawn's bluff is sabotaged when Mr. Gold plots with a turncoat Kelly diver. Seek may have found his mining future, but when the ice breaks up, he'll have to move to a gold spot hot enough to save the present.
Sep 08 2017
Shawn searches for a paystreak boulder to fund his Megadredge, but when it's flipped his season may have taken a turn for the worse. Kris' dream of a 24 hour operation starts with a night crew, but he may wake up to a nightmare. If Emily's last shot fails, she may have to think bigger.
Sep 01 2017
Shawn gambles on a risky move. Kris suffers a life threatening air line freeze up and makes a decision about his brother. Zeke attempts his most dangerous dive of his life through twenty feet of ice.
Aug 25 2017
Shawn and Kris square off when the Kelly family invades Shawn's turf at the Bluff; Emily hits the ice with a crew of veteran miners as she attempts to reclaim her hotspot at Hasting's Creek.
Aug 18 2017
Shawn's million dollar Bluff claim is denied, leaving the grounds open to anyone; Kris Kelly drags his family across 70 miles of frozen tundra to what he hopes will be their biggest season yet.
Aug 11 2017

Season 8

10 Episodes

The Pomrenkes battle land and sea to vie for new gold rich mining ground. Desperate, Zeke and Emily risk both their life and careers in a dangerous boating maneuver. Kris has one last chance to prove himself as a captain and his mining skills if he wants to stay in Nome.
Apr 05 2017
While injured, Shawn depends on his crew and the mercy of the Bering Sea to salvage his empire. Zeke and Emily find a career saving spot, but toxic fumes could threaten more than their season. George faces a final dive and cleanout to determine his fate.
Mar 29 2017
At the mouth of the Penny River, Emily saves Zeke from a generator fire. Kris strikes a deal with the last willing claim owner in Nome. George loses his best diver and brings his son, Landen, to dredge in the Bering Sea.
Mar 22 2017
A back injury hobbles Shawn. Kris finally puts the Kellys on gold, but the claim owner is having second thoughts. George is in a tight spot when getting gold means defying his brother.
Mar 15 2017
Anxious to reverse his fortunes, Zeke makes a dangerous solo dive. The Kellys risk a thirteen mile trip in their rinky dinky dredge. George is desperate to prove he's a capable diver before his brother leaves Nome.
Mar 08 2017
Halfway through the season, Shawn Pomrenke needs to find a massive amount of gold at the Bluff or his empire could be ruined. After the debacle that was Sledge Island, Zeke and Emily reach a breaking point. Meanwhile, Nome newcomer George Young is buried in debt, but remains optimistic.
Mar 01 2017
Shawn's obsession with the Bluff reaches a tipping point. Zeke and Emily only have enough fuel for one more trip to Sledge Island. Undeterred by obstacles, Nome newcomer, George Young seeks his fortune on the Bering Sea floor.
Feb 22 2017
Desperate to find new gold, Shawn pushes himself and his equipment to the limit. At Sledge Island, the deeper water triggers dangerous side effects for Zeke. The Kelly’s go upriver for a shot at redemption.
Feb 15 2017
The miners of Nome continue their far flung explorations in search of new gold. Zeke and Emily head to Sledge Island and Shawn continues his dreams of gold at the Bluff. Meanwhile, the Kelly’s reputation may sink them before the season starts.
Feb 08 2017
As the 2016 summer mining season begins, gold in Nome is drying up, pushing miners to extreme new locations in a desperate search for gold. Zeke heads miles off shore to Sledge Island while Shawn seeks to build his empire with a new claim.
Feb 01 2017

Season 7

8 Episodes

Shawn Pomrenke's master plan is about to pay out.
Oct 07 2016
The miners sacrifice their sleep and their safety to push through the last 3 days of the season.
Oct 07 2016
With only 9 days left in the season, desperation and opportunity start to settle in. A double sluice and lack of divers means that Emily Ridel must face her fear if the Clark is to succeed. Shawn Pomrenke discovers the land sell of a lifetime.
Sep 30 2016
With only two weeks left in the mining season, the window to mine gold is closing. Zeke's experiment with a double length hose puts his brother in danger. The High Noon's water heater suffers a deadly malfunction and tempers boil on the Wild Ranger.
Sep 23 2016
Halfway through the ice mining season the teams take a huge gamble by bringing in experimental equipment and ex-employees in efforts to double production. But will the efforts pay off or lose everything?
Sep 16 2016
The flu hits and crews are disabled from dredging while their teams recuperate. Steve Pomrenke makes a fatal mistake that could jeopardize the family's inland ambitions.
Sep 09 2016
Emily must step up to save the season when Zeke's custom sluice malfunctions; the Kelly clan moves in too close to Vernon's claim; Mr. Gold races to plug a hole that threatens to devastate his empire.
Sep 02 2016
A gold rush begins when Shawn Pomrenke offers the fleet access to his virgin claim, rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold.
Aug 26 2016

Season 6

10 Episodes

Jackpot 6x10
After losing out at the Bluff, Shawn finds Derek on his gold spot. As the final gold is weighed, Steve finds out if his inland mining operation was all worth it.
Jun 01 2016
All In 6x09
After waiting for nearly an entire season, Shawn finally gets to take the Christine Rose down to the Bluff. In Nome, Vernon needs to hit it big or he risks losing his $200,000 investment. Zeke and Emily finally find some common ground.
May 25 2016
Shawn Pomrenke prepares to head to the Bluff; Steve Pomrenke completes the first cleanup of the inland mining operation.
May 18 2016
The Pomrenkes are on the outs and risk losing their inland mining operation; Derek calls for help after making a dangerous mistakes.
May 11 2016
A family fight errupts after Shawn's dad breaks his word; Emily receives news that could end her season; Vern and Derrick keep dredging.
May 04 2016
Zeke is forced into an unlikely partnership; Shawn is torn between his father's dreams and his own venture; the Kelly's work to reclaim their season; Vern sinks his dredge.
Apr 27 2016
Shawn looks to give his dad a golden gift for the inland mining operation. Also, he teaches his son a diving lesson.
Apr 20 2016
Shawn deals with a setback on the Christine Rose; Vernon hatches a plan to steal a boat from an old enemy.
Apr 13 2016
Every dredge must adjust to new situations to stay on the gold; Shawn brings in family to help him reach his goal; the Kellys familiarize themselves with their new claims.
Apr 06 2016
This summer, with the mining grounds picked clean, the fleet bets it all on new tech, claims and opportunities. Shawn must deal with his dad before hitting the Bluff. Meanwhile, Brad attempts to bring his family back together with the promise of an adventure.
Mar 30 2016

Season 5

6 Episodes

After a month out on the ice, one day remains in the 2015 ice mining season. For every miner, that's one more day to prove that a season full of risks was worth the cost.
Oct 09 2015
With less than a week in the shortest ice mining season on record, every crew is battling the clock. But just when they think it couldn't get any harder, a massive Arctic storm descends on Nome.
Oct 02 2015
Baggage 5x04
Through the halfway point of the ice mining season, every operation is pulling out all the stops to make it pay. But they'll have to contend with the weight of the past before they can land the riches.
Sep 25 2015
Near the midpoint of the shortened mining season, every dredge must hustle to stay on the gold. But in their haste, small miscalculations lead to massive problems, throwing every operation into question.
Sep 18 2015
With a shortened season, every second counts. But just as the fleet seems set to dial in on the gold, equipment problems cause setbacks, costing each crew precious time under the water.
Sep 11 2015
This winter, strict deadlines force the fleet to take extreme measures. Vern gambles on a state of the art dredge while Shawn ventures into the harsh wilderness in search of the next golden hotspot and Emily unleashes a team of all girl divers on Nome.
Sep 04 2015

Season 4

10 Episodes

Payback 4x10
Family drama ensues as the crews make one last attempt at finding gold before the season ends.
May 15 2015
Crews fight over a promising claim while Emily faces an unexpected challenge with her new diver.
May 08 2015
The gloves are coming off as the fleet fights for their season goals. Captain Vernon Adkison and Captain Emily Riedel look for last-minute new hires to get them the gold as the summer starts to come to an end..
May 01 2015
I Quit! 4x07
Two family teams part ways; Emily struggles to discipline the divers and it backfires; Kris buys a piece of a dredge.
Apr 24 2015
Rough conditions take their toll on men and machines, a breakdown strands the Au Grabber at sea. One of Emily's divers realizes he's too broke to continue dredging.
Apr 17 2015
The "best" dredger in Nome decides to quit the fleet; Brad Kelly welcomes a baby girl to the family.
Apr 10 2015
A plan to mine inland creates tension between family members.
Apr 03 2015
The fleet is held up by accidents and staffing issues as the summer season gets going.
Mar 27 2015
Steve hopes to mine inland; tensions rise as a storm closes in.
Mar 20 2015
A rocky father-son relationship turns explosive in the season premiere.
Mar 13 2015

Season 3

11 Episodes

As Nome Harbor freezes over, the crews head out for one last chance at success. It's battle of the barges when Hank wagers Shawn who can box more gold. Zeke returns to the water. Can Emily pay him off once and for all? The Kellys return with their REAPER.
Feb 21 2014
Late summer's worsening weather drives the dredges reluctantly off their honey holes and finally breaks the Kellys, who tell Steve R they quit. While Steve loses MINNOW to the repo man, Glen finally finds his DRAGON. Hank wagers Shawn an ounce of gold.
Feb 14 2014
Two dredges race to reach a contested claim site; Emily heads out with her new crew; and the Kellys are accused of claim jumping.
Feb 07 2014
Shawn and the new backhoe prove he is "Mr. Gold". Vernon and Emily's apologies and promises won't convince their crews to return. Zeke returns with a funky new way to make it rich in Nome. He also ends his friendship with the Riedel family for good.
Jan 31 2014
While Hank tests Mother Nature by staying out dredging in the storm, Shawn races to bring his dredge home. Emily and Glen head far inland to river dredge. Her crew sews seeds of mutiny. Kris almost drowns from faulty equipment and Steve R's inattention.
Jan 24 2014
The Pomrenkes hit pay dirt and bring in 10 POUNDS of gold. Recently fired Scott swallows his pride and asks Hank for his old job back, but can he last? On the tiny MINNOW, can hot-headed Kris keep the peace with arrogant Glen long enough to get the gold?
Jan 17 2014
Halfway through the summer season, tempers flare and the captains question their crews' loyalty. Shawn threatens to quit the family business. Kris comes to blows with Steve R. Emily rushes Shem to the ER. Hank reaches the end of his patience with Scott.
Jan 10 2014
An unexpected visit from the Coast Guard doesn't go well for two dredges. Hank's megadredge is close to claimjumping on CHRISTINE ROSE's honey hole but it still doesn't mean he'll find gold. Will beginner's luck or an old-timer's experience win the day?
Jan 03 2014
The Pomrenkes ask Hank for help getting their barge operating; Zeke wants Emily to pay up; the Kellys contend with claim jumpers.
Dec 27 2013
The Pomrenkes have to call for help when rough seas break the CHRISTINE ROSE, pinning it to the ocean floor. Emily's crew set out to re-teach her how to dredge. Rumors swirl but Zeke tells the full story of his disturbing night in jail and the hospital.
Dec 20 2013
Summer dredging season begins. The Pomrenkes have competition from a new megadredge crewed by Scott Meisterheim. Emily's first day as captain goes up in flames. Zeke has a run-in with the law. Steve R is first out, but his crew strands him on an iceberg.
Dec 13 2013

Season 2

12 Episodes

The dredgers break through Nome's frozen harbor for one last shot at gold. Scott Meisterheim's dredging season is headed for failure -- again, but the CHRISTINE ROSE scores big. Zeke blames himself for John Bunce's death.
Mar 29 2013
Zeke, Emily and Steve mourn their friend John's death. Scott returns from rehab ready to dredge despite the increasing ice and snow. Vernon hires a new diver to replace Steve. Shawn and Cody patch a rapidly increasing hole in the CHRISTINE ROSE's hull.
Mar 22 2013
Weather drives all but the desperate and stubborn in.Shawn and Cody claw their way back to port. Daryl struggles to get back to the dredge after losing his air. Zeke's on the gold, but low balls Emily on her cut. The fleet loses a dredger and friend.
Mar 15 2013
Steve Riedel battles to save his job. Shawn Pomrenke heads to prison as his father dredges to save their family compound. A runaway skiff causes Zeke to blow up at diver John Bunce. Nome gathers to crown the fastest gold panner in town.
Mar 08 2013
With Scott MIA, Vernon hires the ANGER MANAGEMENT crew who are sitting dead in the water, but his own crew -- and daughter -- are also MIA. Emily's joke to Zeke sets off their powder keg of frustrations. The Pomrenkes train their third generation dredger.
Mar 01 2013
The season's end is steadily approaching, and every miner's back is against the wall. With debts mounting and feuds escalating, one skipper loads his rifle, another blows his stack, and yet another abandons his crew before hightailing it out of Nome.
Feb 15 2013
Pressure mounts as the fleet reaches the season's halfway mark. The Edge is hampered by a toxic fumes and diving phobia. The Wild Ranger enters a turf war. The Pomrenkes face the law. Will Scott Meisterheim's binge finally bring about his breakdown?
Feb 08 2013
The weather sours, crew members drop like flies, and captains' tempers rage. Scott M goes out without crew but hits a honey hole. Zeke goes back to THE CLARK and gets too close to a neighbor's lease. The CHRISTINE ROSE is close to toppling over in a gale.
Feb 01 2013
Big swells and bigger tempers take over the Bering Sea. Inexperience and equipment problems cause more than a few tantrums, while big swells and bad conditions make some miners lose their lunch.
Jan 25 2013
Summer storms keep the miners off the water; losing time and money shortens tempers. Steve R takes out a restraining order and later finds gold despite himself. Zeke proves he wasn't claim jumping but gets shut down any way. Steve P works his "voodoo".
Jan 18 2013
EDGE dredger John is out of the hospital and on the gold, but Zeke may lose it all when accused of claim jumping. Scott puts the crew at risk taking the dredge out during a storm. The DNR shuts the Pomrenkes down. "Hurricane Dave's" antics test Vernon.
Jan 11 2013
The Pomrenkes get off to a bad start with family squabbles and a $25K bill. Zeke and Scott M have powerful new dredges but can they rely on their crew of friends? Vernon goes all in, gambling all his savings and his deckhand daughter.
Jan 04 2013

Season 1

8 Episodes

Winter sets in. The now short staffed crews try to go out once more before the ice blocks them in. Each on their own, Emily salvages and Scott M. finds salvation. The crews take their earnings and face off at an auction for next year's dredging grounds.
Mar 16 2012
The dredging season is quickly coming to an end, and so are once trusted relationships between Zeke and Emily as well as Scott and Ian Foster. Shawn sends a crew member packing while Captain Scott swallows his pride and invites Steve back. But will he accept?
Mar 09 2012
Eureka 1x06
Bad luck and bad vibes. The crews have a car accident on the way home from some hot springs R&R. A hastily welded winch roller gives way, releasing a cable that lashes Cody's leg and sends him overboard. Scott dives with an injured leg out of stubbornness.
Mar 02 2012
A season of simmering grievances comes to a boil. Wild Ranger owner Vern fires one of his crew. Emily falling overboard and a blocked sluice box test Zeke's patience. Rocks falling out of a faulty sluice box rain down on solo-diving Scott Foster's head.
Feb 24 2012
The season is halfway over, and tensions are running high as the dredgers search for new sweet spots. An accident with the 15 ton excavator threatens to end one deckhand's season...
Feb 17 2012
Suction 1x03
The weather may be perfect, but storms are brewing onboard the dredges as egos clash and tempers flare. Emily's first dive is almost her last when she learns the dangers of dredging first-hand.
Feb 10 2012
A bar brawl threatens not only Shawn's health but the Christine Rose's future. The Wild Ranger's luck is getting worse as they're down a man and have sprung a leak. The Sluicey's Ian calls in a friend who offers both experience and criticism.
Feb 03 2012
Paydirt 1x01
In Nome, Alaska, the gold rush is on. Meet the dredgers, driven by gold fever and sometimes desperate need, who pilot their ragtag dredges and dive with hoses to suck up gold from the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea.
Jan 27 2012