Aussie Gold Hunters

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Upcoming episodes

Nov 29th
900p

Episode 12

"The Poseiden Crew are hunting for bush gold in an area with a history of bigfinds. Brent and Ethan get a tip-off about a patch where huge nuggets arerumoured to have been found and they waste no time investigating.The Victoria Diggers take delivery of parts for a new wet plant, a vital steptowards recovering fine gold from the stockpiles of dirt they’ve dug up. Mickand Neville also put their new top of the range metal detectors to the test.South of Kalgoorlie, the Gold Gypsies weigh up a tempting offer afterdiscovering their lease holds a high concentration of fine gold. The previousowner has offered to buy the lease back from them at a price four timeshigher than he sold it to them. Greg and Chris must decide whether to takethe money or try and set up their own lucrative hard rock mining operation."
Nov 29th
1000p

Episode 13

"The Poseiden Crew face a new danger: Catastrophic bushfires that couldforce them to call a halt to their hunt for bush gold. Brent and Ethan havelicensing fees to pay on their new leases and families to feed, and have nochoice but to keep detecting in extreme conditions.At their remote ‘Galah’ lease, Shane and Russell have gambled their miningseason on recovering fine gold using a salvaged wet plant, nicknamed MrFragile. When it breaks down, they must find a replacement drive belt or seetheir dreams of becoming full-time miners slip out of reach.North of Kalgoorlie, the Gold Gypsies have started detecting at their new‘Eagle’ lease. By stripping away layers of topsoil, they hope to unearthalluvial nuggets. Greg and Chris find an early indication of gold, but theextreme heat risks putting an end to their search."
Nov 30th
1100a

Episode 11

"It’s a nightmare start for Shane and Russell as heavy rains turn their lease to mud andthreaten to break the walls of their dam. Shane looks for a solution to their woes but Russellis not impressed.Work continues on the Poseidon Crew’s Big Licence as the team looks to cash in on therecord high Aussie gold price but a faulty fuse on their wash-plant threatens to end theirprogress with a bang.The Ferals are going it alone and are off to a great start as Rob surprises them with their veryown excavator but tensions soon flare as the fuel runs out and Rob’s beloved dog falls ill."
Nov 30th
1200p

Episode 12

"Luck is on Jacqui and Andrew’s side when a farmer’s missing radio gives them the chance toprospect virgin ground, but swarms of ticks soon descend, leaving them to question if it issafe to continue.Rob and Turbo are aiming high this week, setting themselves a target of two ounces but adryblower breakdown and an 800km journey for new parts stands in the way of success.Heavy wind and rain are no match for a determined Poseidon Crew as they battle throughyet more bad weather, but a disappointing discovery might just stop them in their tracks."
Nov 30th
900p

Episode 14

"On the outskirts of Kalgoorlie, the Dust Devils are taking another riskygamble, spending tens of thousands of dollars on a load of dirt from the ruinsof an old gold mill. It’s another of Paul’s ingenious plans to make a profit byrecovering tiny gold particles left behind in waste dirt.The Victoria Diggers have been digging on their neighbour’s property forweeks, with little to show for their efforts. Mick and Neville are barelycovering their running costs and need a change of fortune fast or they’ll misstheir season target.Marcus and Linden are under pressure to find gold in Western Australia’sremote Pilbara region. With just one week left before Marcus has to returnhome for the birth of his daughter, the brothers head to the coast hoping tofind beach gold. High winds play havoc with their super sensitive detectorsand threaten their chances of success."
Nov 30th
1000p

Episode 15

"After a seven-month wait, the Poseiden Crew finally have the green light tostart digging at their new ‘Slip-Up’ lease, last mined in the 1890s. Brent andEthan are hoping the old timers have left behind a fortune in gold that theywill detect using modern technology.A broken-down excavator has shut down the Gold Gypsies’ miningoperation. Without it, Greg and Chris can’t rip up the hard calcrete coveringtheir lease and get at the gold they think is underneath. They must find away to fix the excavator’s starter motor to salvage their season.The Goldtimers have gambled five thousand dollars on their new lease nearKookynie, a 19th century ghost town. Rob and Turbo try a technique calledchaining to keep track of their search for gold on the massive 320 hectareslease, but their hard work is interrupted when they spot intruders."
Dec 1st
1100a

Episode 13

"The Poseidon Crew have had a winning run this season but faced with a rapidly disappearinggold lead, the team is forced to burn through thousands of dollars on fuel to move amountain of worthless dirt.Jacqui and Andrew take a gamble and travel 1,000km into the extreme wilderness ofQueensland’s gold country in search of big nuggets, but hot weather and wildlife hamperstheir hunt putting Andrew’s safety on the line.It’s an exercise in bush mechanics, physics and perseverance for Shane and Russell as theyrun 1km of piping uphill to get water flowing to Gold Bar, but after days of work the team haslittle to show for their efforts."
Dec 1st
1200p

Episode 14

"The pressure is on as Rob and Turbo discover they have just four days left with theirborrowed dryblower. A surprise visit from pop Roy, lifts their spirits and adds a much-neededextra pair of hands, but it might be too little too late for the Goldtimers.Marcus gets news from a cousin of a monster nugget found one hour from the town ofWidgiemooltha. With Linden visiting family in Sydney, Marcus calls in his friend Dale again tohelp him hunt before other prospectors descend on the region.Shane is convinced there is still gold to be found on their Gold Bar lease. After hours ofsearching rocky ground and turning up with nothing but rubbish Russell has a DIY idea thatjust might be their payday."
Dec 1st
900p

Episode 16

"Shane and Russell return to their ‘Galah’ lease in Western Australia to find that acyclone has ripped through the area and caused extensive damage to their vitalwash plant. If they can’t get it working again, they have no way to recover fine goldfrom their lease.The Victoria Diggers are still hunting their neighbour’s property, where they’venearly dug the entire ancient riverbed holding the gold. Mick and Neville need toget results from the tiny amount of ground left to dig, if they’re to stand any chanceof reaching their season target.The Dust Devils’ operation grinds to a halt when their loader suffers hydraulictrouble. One of the pins securing the bucket to the loader won’t retract. Without aloader, the family team can’t process any pay dirt and the hold-up could cost themthousands of dollars."
Dec 1st
1000p

Episode 17

"The Poseidon crew finally receive permits to mine their own ground after months ofdelays. With less then half their season target reached, they urgently need theirfortunes to turn. It doesn’t take long before their luck not only turns but they unearthtwo monster nuggets that shatter Aussie Gold Hunters records!The Goldtimers battle extreme heat and millions of flies while working around theclock, determined to hit their target before the intense heat makes hunting thiswilderness too dangerous. With hope fading, a flurry of small nugget finds has themback in the game.Marcus and Linden desperately need to find gold: they have two weeks remaining asintense heat threatens to shut down their season . Further fuelling their urgency is theimminent arrival of Marcus’ sixth child, due any moment. Finally after weeks ofsearching and hundreds of kilometres travelled, they break their gold drought, backon home soil."