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Published On: Fri, Aug 26th, 2016

Discovery’s ‘Bering Sea Gold’ returns tonight

With the 2016 ice-mining season underway, a modern-day gold rush sparks in Nome, Alaska, when Shawn Pomrenke AKA “Mr. Gold” offers the gold mining fleet access to his 160-acre claim of untouched Bering Sea floor. Rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold, the miners risk everything to try their luck on the untapped terrain. But access comes at a price. From Original Productions, creators of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH, the new season of BERING SEA GOLD premieres Friday, August 26, at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.

photo/ Discovery Channel

photo/ Discovery Channel

Coming off a colossal 2.2 million dollar summer, Shawn Pomrenke looks toward the future and sees an empire. He just needs to build it. This season, instead of dredging, Shawn preps for a huge summer, expanding his inland operation and constructing a mega-dredge that will dwarf the Christine Rose. And while Shawn works to build the Pomrenke Empire, so does the rest of the fleet. While they’re allowed to dredge Shawn’s virgin Claim 38, they must hand over 20% of their gold and, most importantly, valuable GPS coordinates. This means when the ice thaws and Shawn’s new mega dredge hits the water, he can get on the gold immediately.

For the fleet, Shawn’s new virgin territory offers big risk and big return. Drill logs show the claim to contain upwards of 15 million dollars’ worth of gold. With this in mind, Zeke Tenhoff will do whatever it takes to have a successful season, including continuing his unlikely partnership with former flame, Emily Riedel.  Relying on her to handle the business so that he can focus on the mining, the explosive duo re-unite in hopes of finally striking it rich. And for Vernon Adkison, the consummate dreamer, this season represents his best and possibly final chance to make it as a gold miner.

BERING SEA GOLD is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a Fremantle Media company.  For Original Productions, executive producers are Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal, Sarah Whalen, and Jeff Meredith. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Kyle Wheeler. “Like” BERING SEA GOLD on Facebook at facebook.com/BeringSeaGold and follow the series on Twitter@BeringSeaGold. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery and be sure to check out old seasons of BERING SEA GOLD on Discovery GO at DiscoveryGO.com

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

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