In Aussie Gold Hunters, we join three hard-core crews of gold prospectors as they take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia.
Over a dramatic eight-episode journey we'll share the soaring highs and crushing lows of the gold season as our crews pursue their all-important targets – braving brutal heat, punishing conditions, mechanical breakdowns and constant pressure.
Just ask husband and wife team the ‘Gold Gypsies'. Six years ago, Christine and Greg Clark walked away from their Brisbane home and construction careers to chase their dream of striking it big, 4000km away in the West Australian Goldfields. Having spent their life savings to set up their mining operation, the self-taught prospectors' future rests on gold, for better or for worse…
Thinking big are Vern Strange and Leon Marsh, aka 'The Dirt Dogs'. These best mates have sunk a million dollars into their heavyweight mining operation. Its centerpiece is the Dogs' 45-ton dry blowing plant – named 'Goldzilla' – hand built to extract precious ounces of gold from hundreds of tons of raw dirt. Having ploughed one fortune into their season plan, the Dogs are under massive pressure to unearth another, just to break even…
Meanwhile, remote prospectors Kellie Carter and Henri Chassaing are going it alone. Armed with their high techdetectors, the best friends seek their fortune out in the farthest depths of the wild outback – where rival prospectors fear to tread. It's a high risk, high reward plan - far off the map and hundreds of kilometres from help. But for Henri and Kellie, it's the only way to reach the precious undiscovered gold patches that could be hiding the ultimate reward.
Three teams of gold prospectors take a gamble to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia. (Season 1)
Series Premiere: August 01, 2016 Classification: Reality Genre: Documentary | Reality-TV Network: Discovery CHANNEL Airs: Thursday at 07:30 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS - Season 1 -- 8 Episodes
1x1 -- Aug 01, 2016 -- 3 Men and Gold 1x2 -- Aug 08, 2016 -- Mech Disasters and a High-Stakes Gamble 1x3 -- Aug 15, 2016 -- Uprooting and Salt-Lake Gold 1x4 -- Aug 22, 2016 -- Big Storm and Big Finds 1x5 -- Aug 29, 2016 -- All or Nothing and Gold Rich Patch 1x6 -- Sep 05, 2016 -- Targets and Unwanted Guests 1x7 -- Sep 12, 2016 -- Breakdowns and Complications 1x8 -- Sep 19, 2016 -- Digging Deep, Risking Life and Limb