Nome, Alaska. It's getting late in the ice mining season and the challenges of finding gold are wearing on the miners. Tensions run high and some important relationships are beginning to fray.
Nome, Alaska. The dangers of working under the ice are starting to become glaringly apparent to the fleet's greenhorns and veterans.
Nome, Alaska. The hard reality of the winter season begins to set in. Partnerships become strained as tempers and egos flare.
Nome, Alaska. Miners risk their lives diving below the ice on the frozen Bering Sea for a fortune in gold. While one miner nearly loses his life, another hits his biggest payday ever.
As Nome Harbor freezes over, the crews head out for one last chance at success. It's battle of the barges when Hank wagers Shawn who can box more gold. Zeke returns to the water. Can Emily pay him off once and for all? The Kellys return with their REAPER.
Late summer's worsening weather drives the dredges reluctantly off their honey holes and finally breaks the Kellys, who tell Steve R they quit. While Steve loses MINNOW to the repo man, Glen finally finds his DRAGON. Hank wagers Shawn an ounce of gold.
The two megadredges race to reach a contested claim site. Hank wins the race, but Shawn gets the last laugh. Emily heads out with her new, poached crew. The Kellys almost come to blows when accused of claim jumping. Glen's engineering genius pays off big.
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