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Jungle Gold - The Second Season. George and Scott return to Ghana.

Article published on October 27, 2013. Written & Compiled by admin. A Discovery Communications Production.

What happened last season? George Wright lost everything in Ghana. He and his best friend Scott Lomu are back in Utah, U.S.A., and they are desperatly trying to make some money. George is on the verge of losing his family house. Together, they face a combined debt of over one million US$. The best solution for both men is to raise new funds and go back to Ghana. Scott's father-in-law is willing to help them out and he is investing 35,000 US$ for a new concession in Ghana called 'Fahiakobo', located in the gold rich Ashanti Belt. George and Scott are heading for Ghana one more...

Jungle Gold - The Complete First Season! Mining Gold in Ghana, Africa.

Article publised on October 12, 2013. Written & compiled by admin. A Discovery Communications Production.

The series follows George Wright and Scott Lomu as they attempt to earn some cash in order to recover from losing everything in the real estate crash of 2008. It focuses on the duo as they encounter the task of gold placer mining in the Ashanti Belt along the Birim River in Ghana of West Africa. The tools they use to recover the gold are: mercury, a trommel, water pumps, multiple excavators (number varies through season, due to rental agreements and breakdowns) and a gold separation table. In the first season, the local village where they extract the gold is across the river, while the nearest town is Romaso.

Ice Cold Gold - Brand new series! Watch the first episodes here!

Article published on September 28,  2013. Written & compiled by admin. A Animal Planet Production.

Animal Planet's ICE COLD GOLD spotlights a spirited team of miners who are among the first Americans to prospect for precious metals and gems in parts of Greenland where humans never have set foot before.

The six-part series follows eight men who leave behind their families, friends and homeland to strike it rich against all odds while struggling to survive against the harshest of conditions. Greenland's a veritable beast, but the motley crew of ICE COLD GOLD miners is up for the challenge. Each thinks he has what it takes to walk away with gold, rubies and sapphires before winter and large mining companies swoop in.

Gold Rush - South America. Watch the new episodes here!

Article published on September 19, 2013. Written & compiled by admin. A Discovery Communications Production.

The Hoffman Crew ‘s search for gold in South America is taking them on a long and wild journey, reminiscent of Indiana Jones’ search for lost treasures. Like the movie hero we all love, the Hoffman Crew is primed for adventure and is determined to find their own treasure – more profitable gold rich ground. While Indy just needed his whip and battered hat, it’s a little more complicated for the miners to prepare with the right contacts, equipment, and to leave family so far behind.

Treasure hunter family finds $300,000 worth of 300-year-old Spanish gold off Florida coast

Publised in Mail Online on September 3, 2013. Updated September 4, 2013. Article written by Lydia Warren.

  • The Schmitt family found three pounds of gold chains, five gold coins and a gold ring 150 yards off coast of Fort Pierce
  • The loot is believed to be from 1715, when a fleet of Spanish ships were hit by a hurricane off Florida
  • Florida gets 20% of the gold and the family will share the rest with the crew

Discovery: Hillary, Rick and Eric Schmitt hold up one of the gold chains they found during a dive this weekend.

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