Bering Sea Gold - The Complete Season 3. Watch it here!

Article published on February 19, 2014. Written & compiled by admin. A Discovery Communication Production.

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.

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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.

Nome is located at 4°30'14"N  165°23'58W" and has a subartic climate with long, very cold winters and short, cool summers.


Meet the mining teams:

Steve Pomrenke, co-owner

Shawn Pomrenke, co-owner

Cody Moen, deckhand

Jess Vimig, deckhand

Henk Schimschat, captain

Scott Meisterheim, deckhand

Emily Riedel, captain

Derek McLarty, diver

Spencer McClesky, diver

Shem Fogelman, diver

Steve Riedel, captain

Kris Kelly, diver

Andy Kelly, diver

Brad Kelly, diver

Vernon Adkinson, captain

Kevin Jupina, diver

Tony Mann, diver

Daryl Valle, diver


The coast of Nome during the short summer season.

There's a new player this season, Captain Henk Schimschat presents his new dredge, the AU Grabber.

But it's captain Steve Riedel, captain of the tiny Minnow who is the first on the gold.

Captain Emily Riedel burns the sign of The Edge, her dredge of last season. She's now back with the Eroica.


Watch the full episodes here:

Episode 01 - Fire and Icebergs  (password = beringseagold2014)

Summer dredging season begins. The Pomrenkes have competition from a new megadredge crewed by Scott Meisterheim. Emily's first day as captain goes up in flames. Zeke has a run-in with the law. Steve R is first out, but his crew strands him on an iceberg.

Episode 02 - Off the Deep End  (password = beringseagold2014)

The Pomrenkes have to call for help when rough seas break the CHRISTINE ROSE, pinning it to the ocean floor. Emily's crew set out to re-teach her how to dredge. Rumors swirl but Zeke tells the full story of his disturbing night in jail and the hospital.

Episode 03 - Burn It Down  (password = beringseagold2014)

It's beautiful dredging weather, but things are ugly. The Pomrenkes swallow their pride and ask megadredger Hank for help to get their pinned barge operating again. Zeke demands Emily pay up or give up her dredge. The Kellys fight off claim jumpers.

Episode 04 - Let The Games Begin  (password = beringseagold2014)

An unexpected visit from the Coast Guard doesn't go well for two dredges. Hank's megadredge is close to claimjumping on CHRISTINE ROSE's honey hole but it still doesn't mean he'll find gold. Will beginner's luck or an old-timer's experience win the day?

Episode 05 - Who's The Captain?!  (password = beringseagold2014)

Halfway through the summer season, tempers flare and the captains question their crews' loyalty. Shawn threatens to quit the family business. Kris comes to blows with Steve R. Emily rushes Shem to the ER. Hank reaches the end of his patience with Scott.

Episode 06 - 10 Pounds of Gold  (password = beringseagold2014)

Halfway through the summer season, tempers flare and the captains question their crews' loyalty. Shawn threatens to quit the family business. Kris comes to blows with Steve R. Emily rushes Shem to the ER. Hank reaches the end of his patience with Scott.

Episode 07 - Backhoe Wars  (password = beringseagold2014)

The weather is good and almost everyone is dredging. Emily complains of not making enough and needing to get on the gold; most of her income this year has been to pay off Zeke. Glen still can't find his dragon and reluctantly begins working on the Minnow. Vernon is facing the end of the line, while the Pomrenkes crew stays solidly on the gold. Scott gets back to work on the AU Grabber, but his return may be short-lived.

Episode 08 - Money, Money, Money!  (password = beringseagold2014)

Shawn and the new backhoe prove he is "Mr. Gold". Vernon and Emily's apologies and promises won't convince their crews to return. Zeke returns with a funky new way to make it rich in Nome. He also ends his friendship with the Riedel family for good.

Episode 09 - Mr. Gold & the New Kid  (password = beringseagold2014)

The two megadredges race to reach a contested claim site. Hank wins the race, but Shawn gets the last laugh. Emily heads out with her new, poached crew. The Kellys almost come to blows when accused of claim jumping. Glen's engineering genius pays off big.

Episode 10 - The Rescue and The Repo  (password = beringseagold2014)

Late summer's worsening weather drives the dredges reluctantly off their honey holes and finally breaks the Kellys, who tell Steve R they quit. While Steve loses MINNOW to the repo man, Glen finally finds his DRAGON. Hank wagers Shawn an ounce of gold.

Episode 11 - The Final Showdown  (password = beringseagold2014)

As Nome Harbor freezes over, the crews head out for one last chance at success. It’s the battle of the barges as Hank’s wager with Shawn sees its conclusion. Zeke returns to the water. Can Emily pay him off once and for all? The Kellys return with their REAPER.

This completes 'Bering Sea Gold - Season 3'

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