Jungle Gold

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.1  (524)

Jungle Gold is a reality television series that aired on Discovery Channel in 2012. It starred two American entrepreneurs, Scott Lomu and George Wright, who hoped to strike it rich by mining for gold in Ghana's dense jungle. The show follows Lomu and Wright as they invest all their life savings and take out large loans to embark on an ambitious gold-mining venture. They purchase heavy machinery and hire local workers to help them extract the precious metal from the earth. Their goal is to dredge the riverbed in the jungle and extract as much gold as possible.

The first season of Jungle Gold consists of ten hour-long episodes that take viewers on a thrilling journey through the dense forests of Ghana. Lomu and Wright grapple with various challenges such as equipment breakdowns, inclement weather, and hostile competitors. Moreover, they face severe financial difficulties as the price of gold fluctuates and their expenses continue to mount.

The show features stunning footage of the lush Ghanaian environment and the harsh conditions in which the miners work. Viewers get a close-up look at the manual labor involved in dredging for gold, including diving deep beneath the water to collect silt and dirt. The meticulous process requires immense patience and dedication, and the team is often fraught with tension and friction.

Jungle Gold also delves into the cultural differences between the American miners and the locals they hire. Lomu and Wright struggle to communicate with the Ghanaian workers, who come from diverse backgrounds and speak different languages. They seek to build rapport with them by learning about their families, customs, and beliefs.

One of the recurring themes of the show is the idea of taking risks and pursuing one's dreams. Lomu and Wright are both family men who want to provide for their loved ones and create a better life for themselves. They face criticism and skepticism from friends and family members who view their venture as reckless and foolish. But the duo remains determined and optimistic, convinced that their hard work and perseverance will pay off in the end.

Jungle Gold is a gripping and emotionally charged series that captures the joy and heartache of the gold-mining industry. It offers a window into the lives of hardworking individuals who are willing to take great risks and endure great sacrifices in pursuit of their dreams. Whether in mining or any other profession, their story is a testament to the enduring human spirit and the power of perseverance.

Jungle Gold is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on October 26, 2012.

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Run for the Border
6. Run for the Border
September 8, 2013
Scott and George are all set to mine their Fahiakobo gold claim. But an attack by armed militia on a neighboring site forces them, along with the entire production crew, to make a dangerous emergency evacuation.
Wild Ride
5. Wild Ride
September 8, 2013
The production crew captures the untold story behind the making of Jungle Gold including hostile confrontations, underground explosions, accidents in the jungle and torrential storms.
Mad Scramble
4. Mad Scramble
September 1, 2013
Scott and George reunite in Ghana and must find a way to wash gold. Their mining partner Dave Thomas bails them out with an expensive solution but has an unforeseen motive.
Run & Gun
3. Run & Gun
August 25, 2013
Scott and George face huge challenges on opposite sides of the world. George is forced to risk his life in a dangerous gold deal and Scott must decide if he will ever return to Ghana.
Family Emergency
2. Family Emergency
August 18, 2013
With their excavator back, Scott and George are racing against the clock to prove that they can get to the gold, or their mining deal with Dave Thomas will be terminated. Scott receives life-changing news that could change their gold mining futures.
Deal with the Devil
1. Deal with the Devil
August 11, 2013
In the second season premiere, Scott and George head back to Ghana despite their mounting debt. They face armed guards, life threatening road accidents and violent confrontations in a desperate attempt to get their excavators back and save their mining deal.
Where to Watch Jungle Gold
Jungle Gold is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jungle Gold on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    October 26, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (524)