2021 06 21 20 00
Sluice or Die
Gold mining season begins in Dawson City, Yukon, and the countdown to winter is on. Newcomer “Big Al” worries his season could be over before it starts when his excavator named ‘Big Girl’ fails. Further south, Bernie struggles not only to teach his young sons how to be miners, but also to find gold. In Moose Creek, best friends Ken and Guillaume cannot get their sluice machine “The Beast” up and running – and without it, their entire season could be a bust.
2021 06 21 21 00
No Deaths, No Worries
It is week three for mining crew Ken and Guillaume and non-stop rain jeopardizes their cut. On Sulphur Creek, young crew boss Karl has no sluice machine, and no sluicer means no gold. Karl’s father Marty, a highly respected self-made miner, builds a new one from scratch. While Karl waits, he struggles to keep his crew on task – and live up to his father’s high expectations. Big Al tests new strategies – and new equipment – on a fresh claim. If only he could keep his machines running.
2021 06 22 20 00
The Curse of Moose Creek
Mining season in the North is in full swing, but for Ken and Guillaume equipment problems mean they are only sluicing half of what they should be. Karl must deal with mistakes his crew make and design flaws on the massive sluicer his dad Marty built. Bernie packs it in at McDame and moves his operation to Snow Creek, hoping his fortune is about to change.
2021 06 22 21 00
With the weeks passing quickly, Ken and Guillaume’s dreams of striking it big are starting to fade as they face continual equipment breakdowns and a crew member who goes AWOL. Bernie’s decision to move to Snow Creek seems to be paying off, if only he can get his sons to step up and meet his expectations. Al McGregor’s pay streak is threatened when he breaks a hitch trying to move his sluice plant.
2021 06 23 20 00
Hard Days Night
Karl Knutson is shocked to learn just how quickly the season is passing, and with one water issue after another, his opportunity for a big payday is dwindling just as fast. A faulty clutch on Al McGregor’s sluice machine results in a shutdown; it’s a race to get it fixed and get back to work, even if it means working around the clock.
2021 06 23 21 00
Never Say Die
Ken and Guillaume try to reverse their bad luck by moving across Moose Creek. Bernie has to deal with mistakes made by his junior crew. And Karl’s night crew is starting to slow him down.
2021 06 24 20 00
Run for the Narrows
Guillaume is ready to give up on “Bad Attitude” altogether, potentially sending half the crew home early. A frozen sluice box traps Karl’s gold causing him to confront his crew. The crew lets off some steam on a moose hunt. Over at Indian River, Hiro battles beavers for precious sluicing water and Big Al decides to try an unconventional mining technique.
2021 06 24 21 00
Ken makes a dangerous drive for fuel when winter hits early. Matt’s mistake could cost him his job. Karl has a bad day with a frozen sluice plant, broken truck, burst pipe, and a visit from Dad. And Bernie’s pay streak suddenly ends just as he loses a crew member.
2021 06 25 20 00
The Last Stand
Ken moves The Beast and finally hits a mother lode of gold. But breakdowns could end Bernie’s season early. And Big Al moves his sluice plant to its final site – his profit pit.
2021 06 25 21 00
In a dangerous attempt to replenish fuel, Ken risks everything to keep his sluice plant running before it and his pay dirt are covered in snow. Karl ignores his father’s advice, intent on scooping up whatever unfrozen ground remains. And Big Al’s rookie season on Indian River comes to a close, but mounting equipment failures and a tired crew may prevent him from reaching his magic number.