Not all women are gold diggers, at least, not the literal kind.
Animal Planet's new series Alaska Gold Diggers (Thursday, 8/7c), however, follows five Orange County women who have left the blowouts and bleach bottles behind to seek their fortunes in Alaska. Matriarch Sarajane "SJ" Bartholomae inherits two gold mines from her dad, William "Popper" Bartholomae, who was murdered when she was a child. Now, with the help of her four grown daughters -- Krista, Korre, Kamme and Tori -- SJ will try revitalize the family mines in Nome and Fairbanks before it's too late.
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Battling the elements and wildlife won't be their only obstacles, however. Unfortunately, living in sunny Newport Beach hasn't really prepared them to deal with gold that's still in the ground or streams. Check out this exclusive sneak peek to see how Krista deals with her first attempt at panning for gold: