Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 64
First episode date 27 January 2012
Executive producer Thom Beers
Narrated by Thom Beers, Mike Rowe
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 7
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Network Discovery Channel
|Opening theme Gold In These Hills by Brandon Michael Kinder|
Similar Bering Sea Gold: Under Th, Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, Flying Wild Alaska, Black Gold
Bering sea gold under the ice trailer
Bering Sea Gold is a reality television series set in Nome, Alaska, on Norton Sound, that airs on Discovery Channel. It is from the creators of the Deadliest Catch reality TV show.
The show follows boats equipped with various setups to achieve gold mining in a summertime, cold northern latitude, shallow water, ocean environment. The fleet each typically consists of a sluicing apparatus, a means of paydirt collection (dredge), and a cold-water-diving life support system. Conflict issues include choppy seas, poor underwater visibility, inconsistent fuel delivery, personnel issues, mining location rights, sufficient paydirt discovery, diver safety, and ocean-damaging equipment failures. Each season of episodes follow the current fleet of dredges.
The show is divided into the summer dredging season (aired in the spring), under the title Bering Sea Gold, and the spring dredging season (aired in the fall), under the title Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice. For the first three seasons, this distinction held, in the 2015 4th season of the spring ice dredging season, the title card changed to "Bering Sea Gold", making the title identical to the original summer dredging season show. This continued with the 2016 5th seasons.
See also Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice to follow gold miners during the ice season.
With the popularity of the show, it has inspired many people to head to Nome, and suction dredge in Norton Bay. In 2015, over 100 gold dredges operated in the summer sea mining season, significantly more than before the TV show started.