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.
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.
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.
Shawn’s obsession with the bluff reaches a breaking point. Zeke and Emily have enough fuel for one more trip to Sledge Island. It must pay off. Undeterred by obstacles, Nome newcomer George Young seeks his fortune on the Bering Sea floor.
Halfway through the season, Shawn Pomrenke needs massive gold at the Bluff or his empire will be ruined. After the debacle at Seldge Island, Zeke and Emily reach a breaking point. Buried in debt, Nome newcomer George Young remains optimistic.
Anxious to reverse his fortunes, Zeke undertakes a perilous solo dive. The Kellys risk a thirteen-mile trip in their rinky-dink dredge. George is desperate to prove he's a capable diver before his brother leaves Nome.
A back injury hobbles Shawn. Kris puts the Kellys on gold, but the claim owner has second thoughts. George is in a tight spot when getting gold means defying his brother.
At the mouth of the Penny River, Emily saves Zeke from a generator fire. Kris strikes a devil's bargain with the last willing claim owner in Nome. George loses his ace diver and brings his son, Landen, up to dredge in the dangerous Bering Sea.
Injured, Shawn depends on his crew and the mercy of the murky Bering Sea to salvage the empire. Zeke and Emily land on a career-saving spot but toxic fumes threaten more than their season. George faces a final dive and cleanout to determine his fate.
The Pomrenkes battle land and sea to vie for new gold-rich mining ground. Desperate, Zeke and Emily risk life and careers in a dangerous boating maneuver. Kris has one last chance to prove his Captaincy and mining skill if he wants to stay in Nome.
Brad, Kris and Andy Kelly came to Nome to make an easy fortune. Things haven’t quite worked out. After years of conflict, the Kellys are hoping to finally transition from rags to riches.
Gold Fever fuels a mining frenzy on the frigid Bering Sea. Get the inside dirt from the miners who suffer from it and spend every waking moment on a desperate quest for a cure.
The Kilchers confront the realities of the changing Alaskan climate. Atz Lee enlists Atz Sr, Otto, Eivin, Bonnie & Jane to help with his ambitions to build an all-new & remote homestead.
The Browns cross open water and face insurmountable odds as they search for the final pieces to accomplish their off the grid dream. Noah misses his girl, while Bam surprises Billy and Ami with an announcement.
The hopes for the wind turbine are threatened when Bear and Gabe make a miscalculation. Noah and Rhain reunite and move their relationship further along. Matt takes on a project to up Browntown’s ability to store food supplies.
Billy bites off more than they can chew for a last minute barter as the family tries to secure their stores for winter. A rogue bear is playing havoc with Browntown and a nearby logging camp.
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