Anybody watching Gold Rush: Alaska on Discovery

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  1. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    They certainly do seem to be preparing for just more than one winter with all those houses they are building!

    I can't believe that failed realtor struck again to ruin the most important piece of the operation!

    That welder guy....boy, you could tell he is addicted to that morphine. As bad as it sounds, I think that whole thing about his mom was just addict excuses to find any reason to leave to get back to the drugs. Good thing he was able to get them. That guy is really putting in everything he has to this..props to him!
     
  2. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'm a little concerned they've put so much faith in the guy on the pain pills. I've had two back surgeries and the accompanying pain meds, and I can tell you, welding isn't something I'd have wanted to try while I was high on those things. I think he's gonna turn out to be a big problem for them.
     
  3. pmyers

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    Well it was a good thing they had that backup welder guy who was building his own mansion to help out too!
     
  4. pmyers

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    lol...doing it wrong the entire time! Only collecting 10-20% of the gold they should have been! Hilarious!

    I love this show!
     
  5. pmyers

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    btw...they should thank their lucky stars the claim owner is requiring his buddy to stay/run things. Finally, somebody that knows what the heck they are doing.
     
  6. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Yeah. What a bunch of well meaning buffoons. This is starting to remind me of Whale Wars... :D
     
  7. pmyers

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    LOL...good analogy! I'm rooting FOR the gold and FOR the Japanese wailing fleet!
     
  8. DanB

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    well, its not making a bunch of sense to me. The old man supposedly mined many years ago. They "mysteriously" have a buddy that runs a quarry and could fly up and help them a few shows ago.

    They sell everything they have to raise $250K but dont hire a real miner?

    They have another friend that came up to help building a cabin now he's staying on.

    Now they are broke but can afford to fly down and back to Oregon to borrow money from a po'd sister -- Wouldnt a phone call be easier?

    And spend some of that really needed capital on the rock washer.

    Their break even point is $250k + $25K(sister) + $15k(?) for borrowed equipment + 20% to claim owner.

    Either they are just incompetent, its all a put on, or Lucille Ball's going to show up and help them on the line.
     
  9. jimest

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    The cabin that the one guy was building was pretty nice and the lease may not be renewed for next year.

    I think the TV channel is backing this operation.
     
  10. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Of course the TV channel is backing this operation. That's not really a surprise to anybody is it? And I'm sure there is no real drama about the claim lease being renewed or at least as much as they portray. Nobody would invest that much capital for a 1 year lease.
     
  11. BeanMeScot

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    They found their first real nugget and several ounces of gold. As usual, more crap breaks. It's like watching Swamp Loggers where it is moving from one broken piece of equipment to the next. Fred is overbearing (and usually right) but James is also a bit of an ass.
     
  12. pmyers

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    That was a pretty good cleanout for 4 days with the new guy (which they finally mentioned at the very end and I had been wondering how often they clean out).
     
  13. BeanMeScot

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    Looks like they are actually on the gold now. That was a good bit of small pieces in the pan. Too bad their early efforts don't seem to have panned out (haha). The new gold seperator seems to be working really well!

    Next week is the final episode for this season.
     
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    Now that they have everything working I hope they get another chance. (another season)
     
  15. pmyers

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    I really don't understand their methods: They are running out of money to even operate, yet they have hundreds of buckets of "gold" just waiting to be processed?!? What are they waiting for? are they planning on shipping these buckets down south when the freeze comes and extract the gold then? That's the only thing that would half way make any sense.

    boy, that machine sure did seem to work great!
     
  16. Zephyr

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    Yea, think a clue was when the Dakota guy said he was starting to like these guys. TV film crew probably greased the way also. Another season.
     
  17. pmyers

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    For sure....the network struck gold with the ratings for this show!
     
  18. modnar

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    I like this show, but I wish they'd let us have a new story line some week (I know there's only one episode left).

    It seems like it's been a lot of "something breaks something breaks. could end our season. need to find $250k of gold. something breaks. found a little bit of gold. show over" over and over again....

    And I know they're just taking what happened and turning it into a story with drama, etc., but it's almost like watching the same episode 3 or four times.
     
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    Not much else they do up there except dig, move dirt to wash plant, get sand and extract gold. At least we saw them fishing this last episode until the Bears started to arrive.
     
  20. pmyers

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    I'd like to see their cleanout process for the other material than the black sand! That's where the big stuff would be.
     

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