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Bering Sea Gold is a reality show on the Discovery Channel that shows the lives of crews dredging for gold on the floor of the Bering Sea. The show is filmed in Nome, Alaska and follows the crews as they search for gold during the short summer season. Each of the crews risks their lives daily dealing with the frigid conditions as they try to vacuum up the gold waiting for them. The crews featured on Bering Sea Gold are The Christine Rose, The Clark, The Sluicey and The Wild Ranger.

The Christine Rose, which was built in 2009, is the largest of the dredges on Bering Sea Gold. The ship is owned by Steve Pomrenke and his son Shawn Pomrenke and their frequent fights are a focus of the show.

Another of the dredges on Bering Sea Gold is The Clark, which was built in 2008 by Ezekial (Zeke) Tenhoff. Zeke is an experienced diver who brought along his friend Emily Riedel as his deckhand. Trouble erupts for the crew due to Emily's inexperience, as well as Zeke's attraction to her. An additional crew on Bering Sea Gold is The Sluicey. The Sluicey was built in 2010 and is the smallest dredge on the show. Owner Ian Foster and deckhand Scott Foster attempt to find gold, all the while being hindered by their ill prepared dredge.

The main source of tension on Bering Sea Gold comes from The Wild Ranger. Owner Vern Adkinson spent thousands of dollars converting the ship to a dredge, only to have his first season ruined by incorrectly run equipment and infighting on board between captain Scott Meisterheim and the rest of the crew.

Bering Sea Gold offers a fascinating glimpse in to the lives of modern day gold miners hoping to strike it rich.

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
9 Seasons, 91 Episodes
January 27, 2012
Documentary & Biography
6.7/10
Cast: Shawn Pomrenke, Emily Riedel, Zeke Tenhoff, Steve Pomrenke
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Bering Sea Gold Full Episode Guide

  • Shawn's crew is rewarded with the Pomrenke's best ice season; Mr. Gold charms investors in Las Vegas; the Kellys' hardest ice season ends up the most profitable.

  • Shawn tries to convince potential investors that his Megadredge vision is solid. Kris' frustration frays Andy's nerves. Zeke unleashes a secret weapon, but faces an unexpected challenge. Emily tries to pull her crew together to avoid an end to her season.

  • Shawn must fix his landlocked barge, but faulty controls threaten the Megadredge dream. Brad threatens to split the family before Kris can rally back to the Bluff. With only a week's worth of dredging supplies, Emily rolls the dice, hoping for fast payoff

  • Kris' scheme to make a million off Shawn's bluff is sabotaged when Mr. Gold plots with a turncoat Kelly diver. Seek may have found his mining future, but when the ice breaks up, he'll have to move to a gold spot hot enough to save the present.

  • Shawn searches for a paystreak boulder to fund the Megadredge, but when it's flipped his season may be, too. Kris' dream of a 24-hour operation starts with a night crew, but he may wake to a nightmare. If Emily's last shot fails, she has to think bigger.

  • Shawn gambles on a risky move. Kris suffers a life-threatening air line freeze up and makes a decision about his brother. Zeke attempts the most dangerous dive of his life through twenty feet of ice.

  • Shawn and Kris square off when the Kelly family invades Shawn's turf at the Bluff; and Emily hits the ice with a crew of veteran miners as she attempts to reclaim her hot spot at Hasting's Creek.

  • Shawn's million dollar Bluff claim is denied, leaving the grounds open to anyone; Kris Kelly drags his family across 70 miles of frozen tundra to what he hopes will be their biggest season yet.

  • Shawn bets it all on Bluff; Zeke and Emily explore Sledge Island; Kris fights for his family's reputation; never before seen footage and interviews.

  • The inside dirt from the miners who suffer from gold fever and who spend every waking moment on a desperate quest for a cure.

  • Brad, Kris and Andy Kelly came to Nome to make an easy fortune. Things haven’t quite worked out. After years of conflict, the Kellys are hoping to finally transition from rags to riches.

  • The Pomrenkes battle land and sea to vie for new gold rich mining ground. Desperate, Zeke and Emily risk both their life and careers in a dangerous boating maneuver. Kris has one last chance to prove himself as a captain and his mining skills if he wants to stay in Nome.

  • While injured, Shawn is forced to put his trust in his crew and the mercy of the Bering Sea to salvage his empire. Zeke and Emily find a career saving spot, but toxic fumes could threaten more than their season. George faces a final dive and cleanout to determine his fate.

  • At the mouth of the Penny River, Emily saves Zeke from a generator fire. Kris strikes a deal with the last willing claim owner in Nome. George loses his best diver and brings his son, Landen, to dredge in the Bering Sea.

  • A back injury slows down Shawn. Kris finally puts the Kellys on gold, but the claim owner is having second thoughts. George is in a tight spot when getting gold means defying his brother.

  • Anxious to reverse his fortunes, Zeke makes a dangerous solo dive. The Kellys risk a thirteen mile trip in their rinky dinky dredge. George is desperate to prove he's a capable diver before his brother leaves Nome.

  • Halfway through the season, Shawn Pomrenke is desperate to find a massive amount of gold at the Bluff or his empire could be destroyed. After the debacle that was Sledge Island, Zeke and Emily reach a breaking point. Meanwhile, Nome newcomer George Young is buried in debt, but remains optimistic.

  • Shawn's obsession with the Bluff reaches a tipping point. Zeke and Emily only have enough fuel for one more trip to Sledge Island. Undeterred by obstacles, Nome newcomer, George Young seeks his fortune on the Bering Sea floor.

  • Desperate to find new gold, Shawn pushes himself and his equipment to their limits. At Sledge Island, Zeke is having dangerous side effects diving in deeper water. The Kelly's go upriver for a shot at redemption.

  • The miners continue their explorations in the search of new gold. Shawn continues his dreams of gold at the Bluff and the Kelly's reputation may sink them before the season kicks off.

  • Gold in Nome, Alaska, dries up, pushing miners to extreme new locations; Zeke heads miles offshore to Sledge Island while Shawn seeks to build his empire with a new claim at the Bluff.

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