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  • GOLDFATHERS

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This past summer in Alaska, three gold mining “families” battled nature, machines and each other in a brutal race against time to get as much gold from the ground as possible before the icy, frost of winter returned to shut them down.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Goldfathers: Goldfathers, Race For Gold
    ALASKA: the gold mining Mecca of North America. The season is short - only 100 days from the first thaw until the ground and rivers freeze up again. Determined men and women suffer through physical and emotional pain as they head out to remote locations to mine for gold. They will either strike it rich or go broke trying. Among those 'going for the gold' are: JOHN REEVES, one of the largest private landowners in the state. With gold prices soaring, John is taking a second look at the properties he owns. Helping him in hunt for treasure is an archive of old maps that will hopefully point him to where the gold is on his vast property. He brings in his city slicker kids to help him prospect and hopefully find the mother lode. Then there's DOUG BAKER. Part brilliant mining engineer/ part mad scientist, Doug leads his family mining operation, the down-and-dirty Mudminers. Doug is half a million dollars in the hole after a disastrous season last year. If this season isn't his best, it will be his last. Finally, we have CCR MINING, a company started by two young upstarts, CREIGHTON LAPP and CHUCK TILLIAN who are looking to join the big leagues. They have leased a mining claim that is supposedly gold rich" from CLARK DURANT. CCR has high hopes for the season but after a slow start and a series of miscommunications…"
  • Goldfathers: Race For Gold
    ALASKA: the gold mining Mecca of North America. The season is short - only 100 days from the first thaw until the ground and rivers freeze up again.
  • Goldfathers: Fairbanks Gold owner John Reeves attempts to persuade his reluctant offspring to help him protect the family land.
    Fairbanks Gold owner John Reeves attempts to persuade his reluctant offspring to help him protect the family land.
  • Goldfathers: Goldfathers, Get Rich Or Die Mining
    Three small mining companies are taking on Alaska's gold mining season, and trouble has already reared its head. Family man and mom-and-pop mining genius DOUG BAKER's fuel credit line hasn't kept pace with the rising cost of fuel, and he hasn't mined enough gold yet to cash in for gas. When he finally convinces the company to give him a break, the delivery is delayed and right-hand-man Bernie discovers a fuel tanker on its side on a treacherous Alaskan road. In Fairbanks, JOHN REEVES' treasure maps point him and his kids towards a gold rich hotspot, but they must first build the equipment necessary to wash rocks". CREIGHTON LAPP and CHUCK TILLIAN finally start their season at Harrison Creek - only to find that permit problems will shut them right back down. And with claim owner Clark Durant eager for them to begin mining there's no telling how he'll react to news of the delays."
  • Goldfathers: Get Rich Or Die Mining
    Three small mining companies are taking on Alaska's gold mining season, and trouble has already reared its head.
  • Goldfathers: Mudminers owner Doug Baker faces a financial crisis when he is cut off by the fuel company. Elsewhere, permit problems trouble CRR Mining.
    Mudminers owner Doug Baker faces a financial crisis when he is cut off by the fuel company. Elsewhere, permit problems trouble CRR Mining.
  • Goldfathers: Goldfathers, Gold Bust
    In the history of our planet, nothing has been as deadly as earthquakes and volcanoes. And no one knows when Mother Nature will unleash her fury again. But Earth isn't alone. Planets, moons, and stars are all at risk of violent upheaval. The violence unleashed on these worlds provides a frightening blueprint of what could happen closer to home. No matter how we try, there's no way to prepare for nature's cosmic fury.
  • Goldfathers: Gold Bust
    DOUG BAKER is in jeopardy of falling behind on his season and he's flying in reinforcements: daughter KAYLA and her new husband GEOFF.
  • Goldfathers: A generator fault shuts down CCR Mining's operations. At Fairbanks Gold, John Reeves prepares an untouched area of land for digging.
    A generator fault shuts down CCR Mining's operations. At Fairbanks Gold, John Reeves prepares an untouched area of land for digging.
  • Goldfathers: Goldfathers, Road To Riches, The
    ALASKA: the gold mining mecca of North America. The season is short - only 100 days from the first thaw until the ground and rivers freeze up again. Determined men and women suffer through physical and emotional pain as they head out to remote locations to mine for gold. They will either strike it rich or go broke trying. In this episode: JOHN REEVES sets out to rebuild a crucial road to potential riches washed out by flash floods on his property, but gets a big surprise after testing his and local gravel dealer Jack Phipps' road-building product for gold; the MUDMINERS flirt with disaster as water and mud conspire to turn their Idaho Gulch mine into a money-sucking quagmire of green mud and collapsing pit walls; and the upstart CCR BOYS learn the hard way that their partner CLARK DURANT'S supposedly gold rich" Harrison Creek land claim isn't what they'd hoped."
  • Goldfathers: The Road To Riches
    Woeful weather threatens the fortunes of John Reeves, as floods restrict access to his gold-rich land.
  • Goldfathers: Woeful weather threatens the fortunes of John Reeves, as floods restrict access to his gold-rich land.
    Woeful weather threatens the fortunes of John Reeves, as floods restrict access to his gold-rich land.
  • Goldfathers: Aiming to end the MudminerÕs season on a gold-hoarding high, Doug Baker sets his sights on a record final clean-up.
    Aiming to end the MudminerÕs season on a gold-hoarding high, Doug Baker sets his sights on a record final clean-up.
  • Goldfathers: Goldfathers, Mined Over Matter
    Gold mining in Alaska is a battle against limited time to recover enough gold to pay bills and hopefully make a profit. Gold season starts when ground thaws and abruptly ends when nature sweeps in to freeze Alaska's wild terrain. Three Alaskan crews are on the final hunt for gold and they'll risk it all to walk away rich or broken. DOUG BAKER and the MUDMINERS expect a record last cleanup but the jig plant clogs, gushing Doug's profit right back to the ground. Can they scramble towards a fix or will Doug lose his best pay in the final weeks of gold? JOHN REEVES and his kids navigate towards an encouraging spot for gold but a mishap in the woods could keep them from ever finding out what's underneath the surface. They're on a streak of prospecting decent ground but will Chatanika be a hotspot worthy of mining? Finally, CREIGHTON LAPP and CHUCK TILLIAN, the young founders of CCR, take one last chance to flip their season around. They shock claim owner CLARK and stop the argument about his cut of gold but CCR jeopardizes a lot in their final decisions. Will the risk be worth the gamble or will the young crew lose a winning hand to gold?
  • Goldfathers: Mined Over Matter
    Gold mining in Alaska is a battle against limited time to recover enough gold to pay bills and hopefully make a profit.
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