A small dredge works the sea bottom with a 100-pound vacuum hose.
The crew of the Eroica is on their best honey hole of the year.
Veteran diver Cody Moen prepares to takes a turn under the ice, hoping to grow the Shamrock's pile of gold, but he's in for a rude awakening when he suits up to dive under the ice.
The Pomrenkes exchange their backhoe with a new one courtesy of a good clean up.
The Lazy Gator crew learns that the ice is thinner than they initially thought.
Who do you think works harder on Bering Sea Gold: the dredgers or the film crew?
A diver's hot water circulation gets cut off while diving in freezing waters.
It's not about the dredge, it's the captain that determines the gold take.
The crew all agree that the wolf eel is the weirdest underwater creature.
While helping to clear out ice, Scott accidentally bashes his family jewels.
Skipper Scott Meisterham must make the operation pay or else.
The Christine Rose crew is in crunch time as the season comes to a close.
Summer encroaches, and the Bering Sea ice shelf begins to break up - putting every dredge at risk. As the ice season comes to an end, the fleet scrambles for their last pans of gold. While some captains meet their goals, others continue to struggle.
Nome, Alaska - With temperatures rising and the Bering Sea melting, time is running out for the fleet of gold dredgers. As the ice begins to fracture, one team sees their dream of getting on the gold float out to sea.
Nome, Alaska. Time is running out for the ice mining fleet, and competition is on the rise. The lure of gold has already pitted one partnership against each other, will it infect others.
Nome, Alaska. Gold fever is on the rise as the season's end draws near. The deep waters of the Bering Sea put one miner's health at risk and his partnership on the rocks.
Nome, Alaska. It's getting late in the ice mining season and the challenges of finding gold are wearing on the miners. Tensions run high and some important relationships are beginning to fray.
Nome, Alaska. The dangers of working under the ice are starting to become glaringly apparent to the fleet's greenhorns and veterans.
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