This show is only available in replay.
Monday 07 November • 13:40
The nugget column
Professional diver Carlos removes the large stones with a special device and his colleague Rich Webster sucks the gravel out of McKinley Creek with a dredge. The men join forces to work their way to a crevice in the Chilkat Mountains. Such cracks in the river bed are the perfect nugget trap because precious metal has become trapped in them over the centuries. But the adventurers have to be extremely careful on their advance, because the current in the white water is particularly dangerous during the snowmelt.
Prospector Dakota Fred and his son Dustin return to screens in this Alaska Gold Rush spin-off. The two have had a long, hard dry spell. But this time they are certain: With the help of experienced divers and mountaineers, they will extract the gold from the bottom of McKinley Creek. The area is difficult to access, no gold digger has made it here. Fred and Dustin want to change that – and take the risk that comes with searching for the precious metal in a raging river.