Ice Cold Gold

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Ice Cold Gold
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Genre Reality TV
Created by David Casey
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s) David Casey
Dan Levinson
Robert Fernandez
Location(s)  Greenland
Production company(s) Moxie Pictures
Release
Original network Animal Planet
Original release April 21, 2013 (2013-04-21) – April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)[1]
External links
Website

Ice Cold Gold was a reality television series that airs on Animal Planet. The series followed a mining company called Sixty Degree Resources along with its eight members as they tried to strike it rich in one of the harshest, most inhospitable places in the world. With the arctic summer lasting only two months, the cast fearlessly prospected and mined throughout Greenland hoping to unearth her hidden fortunes before the arctic winter came back, covering everything with ice. During this small window of time, no risk outweighed the payoff as the prospectors endured severe arctic storms, ice-infested boat rides, fatal rock slides, volatile ice sheets, utter isolation, and discord amongst themselves.

Series[edit]

This series was developed by Animal Planet's Kurt Tondorf and based on an original concept by David Casey. Casey came up with the concept for the show after first visiting Greenland five years ago while a producer on Current TV's Vanguard series. He fell in love with the country -- "it became an addiction of mine"—and wanted to find a way to get back there. One of the stories he covered for Current was related to the international mining industry, and he thought that would be a topic worth exploring. He took the idea to Animal Planet and "they took a big risk and went right in. Casey adds that it wasn't hard to get Greenland authorities to approve the shoot, as the production was "welcomed with open arms."

The Hollywood Reporter wrote that, "Ice Cold Gold ... marks the first TV production of this caliber to be shot in Greenland." [2][3] During filming, Casey emphasized to the crew the importance of showing the dangers of what the miners were doing as well as making sure "every single frame spoke to Greenland." He said it was important to show viewers at home "how rare an experience this was" but adds that extra precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the cast and crew. Still, he notes that everyone involved was aware of the risks—and the potential rewards.

Now, Ice Cold Gold Season 3 raises the bar yet again. There was not a single location accessible by road. The cast and crew had to hike hundreds of miles on foot and cross glaciers with heart-stopping crevasses. They conquered rock faces and quickly melting ice caves that no man had ever rappelled into. This fearless production lived for weeks on end at several locations only reachable by helicopter. No matter where they explored this season, the fatal beauty of Greenland was always present; unmoved by the prospectors ambitions, and uncaring to whether the men lived, or died.

Cast[edit]

Current Cast Members[edit]

Cast Member Description
Eric Drummond Geologist
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Eric Drummond is the lead geologist and team leader on 'Ice Cold Gold'. He is a licensed hydro-geologist and an engineering geologist. A lot of his work deals with the clean-up of contaminated ground water and looking into geological conditions like earthquakes and soil stability. Eric also engages in mining claim evaluations for work. Being from California, he finds it a good place to be a geologist because of what comes from earthquakes, the history of mining and its potential to hold so many rich deposits. Eric has always been infatuated with rocks and remembers always bringing them home as a kid. Eric recalls, "During my freshman year of high school, I had a great teacher who taught geology and it was there that I pretty much knew I wanted to be a geologist."

When it comes to Greenland, Eric says geology "is real important". That being said, it is Eric's role to put his team in a spot to succeed. He is constantly on the hunt to find new areas of rich deposits - diamonds, gold, silver, gems, whatever they might be. When asked what it took to succeed in Greenland, Eric stated - "It is a complex process - a lot of researching, sampling, mapping, analysis and a lot of interpretation. And it also requires a little bit of luck." [4]

Americo DiSantis III Driller
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Americo DiSantis III is the lead Driller on 'Ice Cold Gold'. He grew up in the construction field and has been a licensed driller for almost 10 years. His company is hired to drill core samples of soil and water so geologists can test the potential site for contaminants. AmeriDrill also takes part in geotechnical drillings to see how hard and how far down the soil runs. This is crucial information as an architectures foundation is the most important aspect of any blueprint.

When asked about Greenland, Americo stated - "The type of drilling we do in Greenland is called rock coring". That is where one would drill down into the bedrock and pull out specific core samples to see what mineralization is happening beneath the surface. This type of drilling is key in Greenland since the areas that are prospected are mostly exposed bedrock.[5]

Jesse Feldman Hard Rock Miner
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Jesse Feldman's expertise is in hard rock mining and prospecting on 'Ice Cold Gold'. He loves to recall his childhood growing up in Apache Junction, Arizona around the legendary Mammoth Gold Mine. Embodying the culture of the wild west, Jesse and his younger brother Josh grew up in a "gold rush" microcosm where the people that made a living off the land were ranchers, cowmen and miners. Many of them worked for large scale mining companies and owned their own mines. When asked about his daily schedule, Jesse said "One day I might be on a horse, one day I might be in the mine. Every day is something new so life isn’t so boring – I don’t sit at a desk every day".

When asked about his thoughts on Greenland so far, Jesse stated, "Its one of those places that draws you back. Everything is alive in Greenland. The weather is always changing. Rocks are always falling off the mountains. There are huge icebergs and ice sheets. Everything is on the move. The people there are awesome themselves and it’s awesome to see a native culture that’s under self-rule. They want to draw mining to Greenland because that will help the get their country stabilized so they can have an economy that supports itself. They’re on a positive track." [6]

Josh Feldman Hard Rock Miner
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Josh Feldman's expertise is in hard rock mining and prospecting on 'Ice Cold Gold'. He grew up in Apache Junction, Arizona mining alongside his older brother Jesse and his father, Ron Feldman. Josh recalls countless days prospecting in and around the gold mines that his family owned. He continues to build on their success and progress there today. When he was 1st approached about prospecting in Greenland, Josh was ready - "What better way to test my skills. It seemed like the ultimate adventure and what better place could there be to find gold?"

To this day, Josh will speak on the allure of Greenland and the fact that they are exploring areas that are untouched by man. He went on to explain, "Our mines in Arizona have been around for over 100 years, we didn't get to find them first hand. That opportunity of discovery is gone for me in Arizona, but I have that chance in Greenland. It wasn't the desert, but I still had to use the same instincts: follow my nose and set off to discover some unknown properties. That's the dream, that's what made me want to go to Greenland." [7]

Zach "Gator" Schoose Excavation Expert
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Gator is the lead excavation and demo expert on 'Ice Cold Gold'. He was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and is neighbors with the Feldman's. To this day, he continues to own and run a successful contracting business. His days vary dramatically, he goes on to explain that "Some days I'm doing paperwork, others I'm meeting with clients or bidding for contracts". Even as the owner, he enjoys being out in the field and being able to run the machinery. He continues to set the bar with his work in the field and loves interacting with his customers face-to-face.

When asked about why he finally decided to go to Greenland, Gator said "The Feldman's and I heard about the opportunity and discussed it briefly. Then it became a weekly discussion. Then a daily one. And pretty soon it was consuming my every thought. I would stay up late researching and basically I was hooked. I chose to go because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I was infected with the thought of exploring any place that has not yet been explored".[8]

John Self Placer Miner
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John Self is the lead Placer Miner & Gem Recovery Expert on "Ice Cold Gold". As a 4th generation Colorado native, his desire to strike riches in Greenland is fueled by his deep-seated love for prospecting and his goal of securing a financial foundation for his daughter. He is also a veteran mountaineer and takes pride in being able to solo his way through any rough terrain. He skillfully does so by forging new, more efficient routes through some of the most diverse landscapes. As a hobby, John loves to build cabinets and all sorts of furniture from scratch.[9]
Doug Stoup Arctic Expedition Expert
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For the last 20 years, Doug Stoup has refined his skills through unbelievably dangerous experiences to become the worlds leading polar pioneer, ski adventurer, expedition guide, and stand up paddler. Spending the majority of his time outside with Mother Nature has made him a strong environmentalist as well. His renowned expeditions aren’t always a one-man show. Every year he takes a group of people on epic voyages through Africa, the Amazon, Antarctica, Greenland, the North Pole, and Norway. He has faced some of the harshest conditions this earth can throw his way. To top it all off - Doug has had to fight for his life in an active Polar Bear den, he has scaled the most intimidating landscapes and has trekked a total of 738 miles across Antarctica alone. He is the 1st American male to ski the South Pole and the 1st person to ski/snowboard the descent of Vinson Massif.

When he was approached to be on Ice Cold Gold, he couldn’t help but embrace the opportunity. He wanted to bring his expertise and survivalist mentality to SDRs arsenal. As he got to know the members better, he realized what an amazing group of explorers they are. He found himself chasing the same goal as SDR - to create a real gold prospecting show that truly shows how hard it is to operate a small-scale mining company in one of the most remote and toughest places on earth. Doug goes on to explain - "Greenland has many personalities and she certainly showed each one of them this last summer. Her 24 hour sun light, her merciless rain, her ruthless snow, her freezing winds, and of course, her tenacious cold. We had to be in full survival mode the entire time."

Former Cast Members[edit]

Cast Member Description
Chad Watkins Dredger
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Chad Watkins was the lead Dredger on 'Ice Cold Gold' until he was asked to leave at the beginning of season three by a majority of castmates, due to the dredge they brought with them proving fruitless in the Red Zone. He is also a 4th generation Colorado native and when asked about other natives like himself and John, Chad said "There's not too many of us left. We're a rare breed". He grew up about 10 miles from where he lives now and recalls crawling down his first mine shaft when he was about 10 years old. Now, Chad has been prospecting for over 25 years and he operates a small guide business where he teaches people how to pan and dredge for minerals. Chad claims to have spent more time dredging at high altitudes than anyone else in the country - his highest is about 11,000 feet. When asked about such feats, Chad said "Its hard because it's 35 degree water but the lure of striking it rich is the same no matter what the price of gold is" [10]
Jack Duggins Wilderness Guide
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Jack Duggins was the lead Wilderness and Survivalist guide on 'Ice Cold Gold'. He used his expertise and experience to help keep his fellow prospectors out of deaths way by assessing the probable dangers at every prospecting site. A skilled marksmen, Jack kept the other 7 members safe from Greenland's wildlife. He also kept them fed with his keen hunting abilities. He began prospecting back in 1979 while he was in the US Coast Guard. He distinctly remembers a three-day whitewater rafting trip in California that exposed him to "Gold Fever" for the first time. He was hooked for life. Today, the search for gold has taken Jack all over the United States, Canada and Greenland.[11]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23) May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)
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2 8 February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27) April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
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3 12 March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05) May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14)
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Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

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1 1 "David and Goliath" April 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)
Welcome to Greenland, the largest and most imposing island on Earth. Every summer, its massive ice sheet melts, revealing immense potential for mineral wealth in the virgin rock below. Now, a small, ragtag group of eight American prospectors have pooled their resources and experiences to chase the American dream overseas. The mining company has less than two months to strike it rich. Winter is coming, the clock is ticking, and the race is on.
2 2 "There's No Place Like Storø" April 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)
Prospecting in Greenland is only getting harder by the day. Every one is already missing the comforts of home and growing pains are settling in as tensions flare between the members of Sixty Degree Resources over their differences. With ominous skies and clouds moving in, each is reminded of their limited time in Greenland. Especially Americo, who buckles down and finds the first sample of gold in Storø!
3 3 "The Death Slope" May 5, 2013 (2013-05-05)
After Americo finds gold, the miners’ spirits are lifted, and they name the creek after him. As they continue their mission in Greenland, Chad and Jack become increasingly annoyed with Eric’s overbearing behavior and John discovers a beautifully large garnet. But no matter how exciting the targets they’re prospecting become, Greenland’s terrain is becoming even more perilous. One wrong step means certain death for all.
4 4 "Hitting the Wall" May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
It’s been a month and Greenland is taking a toll on the men both physically and mentally. They had to revamp their game plan after discovering that Storø's geology is home to more rubies and sapphires than gold. As they began executing their new prospecting plan, Greenland reminds them who reigns supreme as a deafening avalanche stockpiled with rocks falls from a ridge high above base camp, creating plumes of dust in the air.
5 5 "Discord, Deer, and Discovery" May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
After being battered by a massive storm, the miners must band together to fix the damage to their camp. With renewed confidence after another finding, the miners set a new target and realize that their last chance to find gems depends on their ability to get to Fiskenaesset. But with limited funds, factions are forming and the lobbying has commenced as Americo gets voted into the fourth and final seat on the helicopter.
6 6 "Redemption Ridge" May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)
With only 10 days left in Greenland, few resources and no proof of any worth on Storø, the team has one last chance to make something of its journey. Having to dig under two feet of snow on a 3,000-foot ridge, Americo drops to his knees as he discovers something none of them has ever seen before - an entire ridge full of rubies!
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Season 2 (2014)[edit]

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7 TBA "Recap Special / Facing the Beast" February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)
'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 miners’ mission is to strike it rich during the impossibly tight window before the arctic winter and large mining companies swoop in.
8 1 "Ruby Fever" March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)
All winter long, the miners dreamt of the rubies they discovered atop that almost impossible-‐to-‐reach ridge just as winter's window closed tightly on their new claim. Now, they are ready to claim their prize, but the risks are so much more than they bargained for. As they drop back down into the capital city of Nuuk, the team quickly discovers the rules have changed once again. Industry, mining companies and claim jumpers have also descended on the island. The miners must get everything together quickly in order to make it back to the rubies before anyone else does. But with time and the elements against them, is it already too late?
9 2 "The Belly of the Red Beast" March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)
The American miners have their sights set on what team Geologist Eric Drummond believes could be the largest ruby deposit in the Arctic. But Greenland's wild frontier soon plays havoc as the team struggles to return to its prized claim from last year. Upon setting up their base camp, the miners’ plan of attack quickly unravels as intense fog, insects and unforgiving terrain battle their efforts to get back to the precious gems. When the stress reaches a boiling point, old tempers flare up again, and one miner's outburst puts the whole operation in jeopardy. The seven men must learn to work together quickly or risk losing all they worked for in the off season. Are the miners able to come together and meet Greenland's relentless challenges, or do they fall apart before even setting foot on the ruby deposit?
10 3 "In the Red" March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)
The miners embark for the Red Zone and dive into the rich ruby deposit they discovered last year, but the mercurial weather, brutal terrain and extreme isolation oppose the miners’ every move. Even in base camp, the dredge operation starts off with unbridled optimism but soon disintegrates into a mess of poor planning and renewed fear that the potential reward never could make up for the enormous risk of this pricey endeavor. Getting back to the Red Zone after a year of anticipation is both triumphant and daunting. Punchdrunk with the first signs of ruby fever, the miners quickly get hit with a harsh reality: Greenland throws a wrench into their plans, and the beast from within starts to rear its ugly head.
11 4 "Rubies Revealed" March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)
The miners are battling Greenland from two fronts with half the team finding huge rubies at the Red Zone and the other half dredging for gems in the river below. The Red Zone crew carves ruby-‐rich rock from its virgin claim and one of the largest deposits in the world, but Americo has an underperforming drill that might be a complete waste. Down at base camp, fuel for the dredge is dwindling, leaving Chad one last chance to find rubies in the river and show that his budget-‐draining behemoth was worth the cost and effort. Later, the Red Zone team has an encounter with a mischievous arctic fox and quickly learns that even small predators can cause a lot of damage, while the base camp team sees an approaching boat as a threat to its very existence. Can the miners persevere through competition and diminished resources before their entire operation is sunk?
12 5 "The Rise and Fall of the Ruby Empire" April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
While Josh, Chad and John are down at base camp prepping the dredge to move to the upper lake, Eric and the Red Zone team are pulling out rubies by the scores, but it’s a hard-‐won success. With food supplies almost nonexistent and weather turning from bad to worse on a dime, the team is mustering all its strength to make this venture a success. John desperately wants to see the rubies on his 50th birthday, so he makes a foolhardy hike to the Red Zone with more than 50 pounds of reindeer meat on his back. It's a dangerous trek never before done by any human, and with the wrong intentions, he puts the team at severe risk with his choice to redeem himself. Meanwhile, Eric gets a bad case of ruby fever and successfully ventures farther and deeper into the Red Zone. The miners find a deposit a hundred times better than their first and confirm they could be sitting at the epicenter of the largest ruby band in the world. They find one particular ruby worth $200,000, but with ruby fever in full swing, the team members begin to mistrust themselves and each other. Eric tries to take control but ends up breaking the ruby that could have paid for the whole season. The group’s low morale is saved when John arrives with reindeer meat, but time and weather are forcing them to leave the Red Zone in two days. In the mad rush to take care of business, the team begins to unravel again, and adding John into the mix only stirs the pot worse.
13 6 "The Gold Rush" April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)
Forced to leave their precious ruby deposit before Greenland devours them, the miners of Sixty Degree Resources execute phase two of their operation during the few weeks they have left. Without knowing if the rubies from the Red Zone are enough to warrant success, Eric assembles a team to venture 450 miles north – above the Arctic Circle near the most destructive glacier in Greenland, called Eqi. He has no choice but to force the team into Greenland’s treacherous unknown to search for gold and keep the company alive. But before Eric can leave, some members of the team turn rogue, possibly threatening create mutiny to the whole operation. Can the miners regain one another’s trust before their mission is finished, or has ruby fever caused the miners to turn on each other permanently?
14 7 "Point of No Return" April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
The miners are almost at season's end. With winter closing in and time running out, Josh and Eric arrive in Eqi, north of the Arctic Circle, for one last shot at gold, while the rest of the team focuses on dredging for rubies the Upper Lake area with Chad. Chad faces scorn once the team discovers that Chad and Josh dropped the dredge in an area that's not even on their claim. And, the miners are unhappy when they're forced to move the quarter-‐ton machine half a mile before they can begin their search for rubies. Eric's research has him convinced that there are riches in Eqi, and he and Josh must venture into the unknown to seek a new deposit during terrible, trapping weather. Is the dredge worth the investment, and does Chad's reputation hit rock bottom? Can Josh and Eric uncover a mountain of gold before Greenland sends them packing? The pressure is on for the miners as time and patience runs out.
15 8 "Beast Within" April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
It’s the miners’ last week, and Greenland not only has gotten into their heads but is exposing their inner demons. Two miners face the possibility of being stranded above the Arctic Circle on the ice sheet for the winter, while 450 miles away, landslides and an unstable glacier threaten to cut the other miners’ lives short. The miners face the beginning of the end of Sixty Degree Resources; one of their last miners meetings becomes chaotic with flying curse words and accountability being questioned. Tempers flare as it becomes clear that no one is safe from scrutiny. After two seasons of battling Greenland’s raw elements, the ‘Beast’ (Greenland) changes tactics and threatens to destroy each miner’s inner core. Do they succumb to the beast within?

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

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16 TBA "Recap Special / Back to the Beast" March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)
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. Their fight is to strike it rich during the impossibly tight window between Greenland's vast winter months. This recap highlights the first two summers of Sixty-Degree Resources’ journey through the arctic battling harsh conditions, isolation and the beast within themselves. Each member of the team struggles to prove their worth after they discover a multimillion dollar ruby deposit called the Red Zone. Will the worth they unearth bring them closer together or rip the team apart?
17 1 "Adapt or Die" March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)
Before Sixty-Degree Resources makes their third trip to Greenland, Eric calls a meeting in Arizona to discuss some massive changes to this year's operation. After a possible brush with death in Iceland, the team discovers some devastating news about the 13 million dollar ruby deposit they have been working on for a year and a half. More than ever, our prospectors have to adapt or die as team geologist, Eric, scrambles to come up with a new strategy for the season. Along with a new member, a skilled mountaineer and explorer named Doug Stoup, the team embarks on their journey into what could be the most treacherous terrain they've ever been faced with.
18 2 "Midnight Run" March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
The members of Sixty-Degree Resources finally begin their journey into Greenland’s unexplored and unforgiving wilderness in search ultimate treasure. While half the team discovers what could be a massive gold deposit, the rest of the team finds themselves stranded 5 miles from camp and must cross-mountains of treacherous terrain to find it. After just a couple hours of sleep in the last two days, Eric is struck with gold fever and orders the team back into the unrelenting maze of falling rocks and ice to find their riches.
19 3 "Death From Above" March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19)
On almost no sleep, Sixty-Degree Resources has split into two groups and set out into Greenland's dangerous landscape for a recon mission. While they battle the symptoms of sleep deprivation, one group of miners face a deadly valley with massive falling boulders. The rest become consumed with gold fever and repel into a glacial ice cave that could collapse at any moment. But as any miner knows… Greenland is a place where risk is necessary for any reward.
20 4 "Frozen With Fear" March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26)
Time is running short in Saqqaq, and even with two promising clues, Eric pushes the team to explore every corner of the mountains surrounding their basecamp for gold treasure. After Jesse and Gator refuse, the teams least experienced mountaineer, Americo, follows Eric up a deadly 1200 ft. slope of loose boulders to sample for gold. When the team finally tests the samples, some start to question whether Eric is pushing it too far. And those questions grow louder as Eric reveals the team's next mission- scaling a glacier with a near 55 degree incline and millions of tons of rocks perched precariously overhead…a mission so dangerous, the show's safety experts refuse to allow production staff to follow.
21 5 "Golden Glacier" April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02)
Eric Drummond, lead geologist of Sixty-Degree Resources, continues to battle gold fever. As he pushes himself and his team well past their limits in order to find gold. The miners have only two days left at camp to explore the three most dangerous areas in Saqqaq. Sixty-Degree Resource's success hangs in the balance. Eric’s crew must climb two perilous glaciers while Josh, Jesse, and Americo battle a long stretch of rocky terrain. If either team can locate the gold source, Saqqaq will be declared a resounding success. But if they don’t, they will have failed tremendously and Eric’s legitimacy as a leader will be called into question.
22 6 "When It All Falls Down" April 9, 2015 (2015-04-09)
After a week of tireless prospecting in an unstable area of Greenland known as Saqqaq, the seven members of Sixty-Degree Resources were able to make two gold claims potentially worth millions. Riding high, the miners return to Ilulissat and make a new addition to the team, a Greenlandic camp guard dog named Nuunu. But their prospecting fortunes soon change. Before reaching their next camp, disaster strikes when the men’s mining equipment falls 2000 feet from a transport chopper. The loss of the equipment sends the team reeling, but team leader and geologist Eric insists the miners press on to their next target, a desolate rock in the middle of the ice sheet, they’ve named Cloud Island. Now, without their equipment, and faced with survival in what may be the team’s most dangerous location ever, the other miners begin seriously doubting Eric’s leadership.
23 7 "Trapped on Cloud Island" April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
With half their equipment destroyed in the sling drop, the members of Sixty-Degree Resources find themselves scattered. Not to mention trapped on a dangerously remote island surrounded by ice in every direction called Cloud Island. The group also begins to question Eric’s judgment after discovering that there are no signs of gold anywhere at their new base camp and Gator shreds his ankle while walking over the jagged terrain. Josh and Jesse later threaten to leave the group behind and go north, on their own, to a more promising location. But in a final, desperate bid to renew the company’s faith in him, Eric convinces everyone to set out on a terrifying trek across an area of the Greenlandic ice sheet as big as Manhattan, with serious consequences.
24 8 "Weird Science" April 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)
In a last ditch effort to salvage Cloud Island, arctic expeditionist, Doug Stoup, leads the miners fearlessly across a fractured ice sheet to collect samples. Soon after, the miner’s return to Ilulissat and the Feldman Brothers become increasingly irritated with Eric’s scientific methods. With time working against them, the team only has one day to prepare for Eqi, their most important target of the season. But before they leave Ilulissat, Eric and Americo disappear to investigate a promising ruby deposit and a communication breakdown leads the team into a frenzy before tragedy strikes!
25 9 "All Eyes on Eqi" April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
The gold of Eqi might be Sixty Degree Resources final hope. The seven miners are about to reach their tipping point. Even though Saqqaq was a success, Cloud Island was a huge failure and their faith in Eric’s strategy is losing steam. But even after suffering one catastrophic blow after another, they find themselves very confident when it comes to their next base camp, Eqi. They found huge quantities of gold there last season, and the team is positive the target will produce even more. However, once they reach Eqi and set up basecamp, the team’s geologist, Eric Drummond, reveals his new secret plan. Will his vision divide the team more or bring them together at last?
26 10 "Fight For Gold" May 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)
When fighting the beast within, every man has his threshold. After weeks of tension between members of Sixty-Degree Resources, Josh and Jesse Feldman finally confront Eric, the team’s leader. The brothers reveal their plan to break off from Eric to prospect fast and loose, pursuing their own targets for the remainder of the season. Despite Eric’s frustration with the Feldman’s plan, he brings the team together for one final gold hunt in Eqi. As conflict ensues, the team’s guard dog, Nuunu, gives birth to puppies. As the dogs, and the miners prepare to depart from Eqi, the gloves come off for a fight between Eric and the Feldman’s that may split the team forever.
27 11 "Sixty Degrees Of Separation" May 10, 2015 (2015-05-10)
After an irreparable disagreement between Eric and Josh, Sixty Degree Resources has split into two factions. Eric, Gator, and Americo head toward the prospecting targets that the company has planned to hit since the beginning of the summer. Meanwhile, Josh, Jesse, and John put together a haphazard plan and head out toward a prospecting target that they spotted from a boat on their previous trip to Eqi. While Eric’s team, sticking with the original plan, finds a large gold deposit and a supply of crude oil, Josh’s team runs into iceberg-sized trouble. When Josh team’s boat starts sailing through dangerous waters, their prospects for finding anything of value look exceptionally grim.
28 12 "Divided or Conquered" May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14)
With only 48 hours left to explore Greenland, the jaws of the arctic winter are closing in on the miners of Sixty Degree Resources. Torn apart by Eric Drummonds’ controlling behavior, Josh, Jesse and John frantically dig through their remaining targets to prove that they can strike it rich on their own. While Eric, Gator and Americo head the most north they’ve ever been to a target that may be their richest yet - if it doesn't kill them first. But, tempers don’t flare until Team Drummond and Team Feldman run into each other back in Ilulissat with all their findings. Competing claim for claim, will this once united team finally come to an agreement on how to run their company or is this the end of Sixty Degree Resources, as we know it?

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