Anybody watching Gold Rush: Alaska on Discovery

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  1. retrodog

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    This show has been little more than exaggerated drama. I guess that makes a show but they stop every two minutes to show graphics about how everything could fall apart and everyone could die. Oh my.

    I'm guessing they are gonna hit the mother-load and only need 1 day to make their fortune.
     
  2. bareyb

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    Yeah. At this point I'm just waiting for them to hit it big and then I'll probably drop the Season Pass. There's really nowhere much left for the producers to go with this show right now.

    The only thing that might be interesting is if they hit is UBER BIG and started raking in the gold hand over fist and it led to a much larger operation. THAT would be cool to see, but I have a feeling that isn't going to happen. I think they will find a good amount though. Perhaps even a million bucks, but we'll see. That's about all Im waiting for now. Gold mining just isn't as involved or interesting as I would have thought at first blush... I'd rather watch Whaling. ;)

    Does anyone know if they have plans to renew this show for another season?
     
  3. retrodog

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    Every time they say "glory hole", I just snicker a little bit.

    Ok, somebody had to say it.

    :D
     
  4. pmyers

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    Seems like what they need is a dump truck to load the dirt in directly rather than have to dig it then have the front loader grab it and dump it. seems like everytime you pick and drop that dirt, you would lose gold.

    And is somebody checking all the big rocks they just discard?

    It really frustrates me that they don't show exactly how this plant works and how each stage works for finding gold.
     
  5. Gregor

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    They figured out on the last show the buckets cost more than the amount of gold in them. They had originally figured that there would be a substantial amount of fine gold in each bucket, but in running one or two, figured out each bucket held $2 worth of gold...the buckets cost $5 each. That's what go Thurber so upset.
     
  6. Gregor

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    One thing for sure, a good way to make a small fortune gold mining is to start with a large fortune. ;)
     
  7. Jayjoans

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    All the big rocks are washed when they first enter the system, any gold is washed off of them. There isn't going to be a boulder of gold they miss. The old guy keeps saying "Let's wash some rocks!", which is basically all they're doing all the way through the processing. (just smaller and smaller rocks)

    I'm not sure they care much about the loader vs dumptruck and the potential loss of gold. When you're processing that much dirt, the amount they may lose is meaningless (heck, the amount they FIND is meaningless :rolleyes:). Didn't they say the hole is the size of 2 football fields? I know they didn't process all of that dirt, but I think they must have put the majority of it through. 2 football fields with a deepest depth of 50 feet, that's a LOT of dirt.

    I think they have done a great job of explaining how the process works, have you seen all of episodes? In some episodes they don't mention the whole process, but in my opinion they have explained it well piece by piece.
     
  8. bareyb

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    I get how it all works, I just don't find it nearly as involved or interesting as i thought I would.They basically send the dirt through a series of "strainers" largest to smallest. Not exactly rocket science... IMO they are really going to need to move on with this thing and do something new to keep my interest.
     
  9. BeanMeScot

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    They didn't have a good way to process the buckets until this latest machine that actually worked. They would have to manually pan them all and that is back breaking and time consuming.
     
  10. pmyers

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  11. bareyb

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    Ah... I find that slightly encouraging. If they got another season that means there must be something more to see. They can't (or hopefully won't) do 13 weeks of the Trammel falling apart and being repaired. Those little nuggets aren't going to be enough to sustain interest either... So it bodes well in my book, unless of course I'm wrong and Season two is just more of the same...Personally I'd love it if they hit the Mother Lode out there.
     
  12. wsware

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    First part of the 2nd season should be interesting. If they didn't winterize the equipment they could come back to a huge mess. Lets hope they drained all the pumps especially the ones they did not own.

    I would like to see more of the other miner across the creek. I bet he has some stories to tell.
     
  13. BeanMeScot

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    There is going to be some kind of extra episode next Friday.
     
  14. pmyers

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    I hope they weren't really expecting to make a profit their first year, but they are certainly setup to start making money this next season!

    I still wonder what they did with all the buckets. At 1 point they said they were getting about 30 buckets a day of black sand and we kept seeing buckets of buckets that needed to be worked. I can't tell if they ever worked those or what. Seems like there could be a lot of money in those buckets.
     
  15. mrdbdigital

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    Looks like they drove off and didn't bother to return the pump they borrowed.
     
  16. Steve_Martin

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    Or Ax Men and that Swamp Man guy.

    So are they. :D

    I really can't understand how they got this far with as little planning as they seem to have done. I mean, who plans so poorly that they run out of fuel at the end of the day right before the fuel depot closes?
     
  17. heyitscory

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    I hope Discovery is helping them with their mortgages and food over the winter until they can mine that gold.

    On second thought, I would love to see more desperate men bickering, poor leadership and awkward conversations about loans from family members.
     
  18. Dssturbo1

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    if they are with good agents/lawyers they just need to renegotiate their contracts and wind up like the American Chopper/Jersey Shore cast and be driving new Mercedes, BMW, Escalades lol.........
     
  19. pmyers

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    It's called "Full Disclosure". I'm interested in what that means.
     
  20. SeanC

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    For clarity's sake the show is called Gold Rush: Alaska: Full Disclosure, not the episode, so SPs for GRA will not catch it.

    I just manually setup my recording.
     

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