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.
Bering Sea Gold illustrates a world like none seen before, one where the danger is palpable and the stakes are high. Success in the waters will give the dredgers the hope and means to continue — and maybe even make them rich. Failure could yield a vast array of consequences, from possible jail time to injury and even death.
All-new Bering Sea Gold will be coming to Discovery Channel in 2013.
Discover amazing images from around the world and deep into space.
In the far northern reaches of the planet a rare breed of extreme fishermen hunt the Bering Sea.
Dirty Jobs Down Under
Join Mike Rowe as travels around Australia looking for our dirtiest and toughest jobs!
Ultimate Warfare is an up close and personal account of war, through the eyes of those on the front line.
Join the Gallery 63 team as they buy and sell some of the most unusual items in America.
In the depths of the dense African jungle a fortune lies waiting - for those brave enough to bring it home.
Meet the men of Appalachia who brew their shine using traditions dating back hundreds of years.
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Journey into the frozen world of Alaska's harsh interior with the Kilcher family.
After two years of struggle, one of the Gold Rush mining teams finally hits paydirt - but which one?
In Phoenix hundreds of homes are auctioned off every day and in this area, bidding wars are fierce.
How Booze Built America
Join Mike Rowe as he takes us on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past.
Follow the fearless men and women who risk their lives diving for abalone in Australia's most hostile waters.
Survival experts Cody Lundin and Joe Teti take on some of the planet’s most unforgiving locations!
Meet the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish community in Lancaster.
Join relic hunter Ric Savage and his team as they unearth and sell pieces of American history.
Dirty Great Machines
Take an in-depth look at the world's biggest and most advanced excavation and digging machines.