Advertisements I am LOVING this show. Quick premise: this little town in OR (or maybe it's WA) has this airport that everybody works at but because the economy sucks they are all pretty much broke. So they all scrounge up their money and lease a mining claim in Alaska and head up for the summer. There is only 1 guy who has any actually mining exp and that was from 25 years ago. Other people just have book smarts. This is big machinery mining, not guys in a river with a pan stuff. Link to show: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/gold-rush-alaska/ I think they are 3 episodes in and they are finally getting ready to mine some rock! check it out!