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Episode Guide

Season: 2012

68 Miners and a Ton of Gold

In the season premiere of Alaskan: A Modern Day Gold Rush, We're taking an inside look at how the Great Klondike Gold Rush got it's start as well as how the spirit of that rush lives on today with a group of modern day gold miners.

The Human Ant Hill

What is seen today as a bustling tourist town, Skagway, Alaska ca. 1897 was the “Gateway to the Klondike” and anything but a vacation destination. Nome is currently seeing a transformation back to the days of old as it experiences a modern day gold rush.

The Golden Staircase

The stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush must hike the golden stairs on their way to the gold fields. The crew of the modern day gold rush continue preparing for a summer of gold.

An Armada

The stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush have arrived at the head waters of the Yukon River and must build boats to carry them to the gold fields.

A River Wild

Challenging rapids stand in between the stampeders and the gold fields. The crew of the Alaska Expedition head to the highest peak on the property to set up a communication device.

A Subarctic El Dorado

The Stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush have finally reached Dawson, each and every one ready to scoop up the gold nuggets off the streets. The participants of the Alaska Gold Expedition begin arriving in Nome anxious to collect their fortune.

The Yukon Midnight Sun

The Stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush must get creative in collecting their promised riches. The participants of the Alaska Gold Expedition begin prospecting the rich golden sands of Nome, Alaska.

The Longest Winter

The miners in Dawson City must figure out a way to survive the frozen winter months. The participants of the Alaska Gold Expedition begin finding color in their pans.

The Exodus

The miners in Dawson City get word of a new gold strike in Nome, Alaska.

A New Promised Land

The stampeders arrive in Nome and find a tremendous amount of gold right under their nose.

Riding the Coattails

After learning how prospecting in Nome originated, the participants of the Alaska Gold Expedition get to work to find their own pay streaks.

Destination: Cripple River

In the return of the second season of Alaskan, The participants make their way to the outer camps to try their hands at dredging and high banking for yellow gold.

Dig, Dig, and Dig Some More

The main camp at Cripple River is empty as the participants make their way inland to search for gold at the outer camps.

As the Tundra Rolls

The crew of the Alaska Gold Expedition attempt to finish the road connecting the outer camps before a storm shuts them down for the season.

The Weather Outside is Weather

Unrelenting rain pounds the Cripple River Mining Camp causing problems for the crew members and forcing others indoors.

Gold is Where You Find It

The participants take advantage of the near perfect weather conditions by mining the golden sands of Nome, Alaska.

This is Gold

The Miller brothers finish their season in Nome, Alaska by dredging the freezing Arctic Creek.

Vegas Without the Showgirls

On their last full day at Cripple River, the participants come together to clean up their concentrates and celebrate.

Winter is Coming

After the participants head home, the crew begins closing the outer camps preparing them for the harsh Alaska winter.

Until We Meet Again

The expedition crew finishes winterizing the camp as they reflect on their summer in the mining district of Nome Alaska.

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