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Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice

Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice

  • Premiered: 
    August 24, 2012
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Bering Sea Gold 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
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Plot Synopsis

BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE follows three gold-mining teams in Nome, Alaska, as they set their sights on gold far beneath four feet of solid ice and on the Bering Sea floor. The Bering Sea has high concentrations of gold that can be attributed to numerous sources, including gold rich rivers that flow into it, erosive forces that strip continental rocks of its gold and carry it to the sea, and bedrock sources that push auriferous debris up to the sea floor. However, the solid ice that covers roughly two miles of the Bering Sea during the winter months has always protected this valuable and highly sought-after precious metal. Now, there's a new kind of gold rush, with gold-hungry men and woman cutting through the ice to reach the black sea waters below. Only an omnipresent fear of death and the physiological and psychological effects of cold water diving under solid ice, including hypothermia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, vertigo, and frostbite separate these miners from their fortunes. The three vessels are: the Shamrock, with Shawn Pomrenke and diver Cody Moen; the Clark, captained by owner Zeke Tenhoff, with diver Emily Riedel and her father, Steve; and the Lazy Gator, with divers Jacob Musich and Jesse Strickling. On Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE returned for its second season on Discovery. In the Season 2 premiere, "Motherlode," miners in Nome, Alaska risk their lives diving below the ice on the frozen Bering Sea for a fortune in gold. While one miner nearly loses his life, another hits his biggest payday ever. The boats for Season 2 include The Shamrock (Shawn Pomrenke and his dad Steve); The Reaper (Kris and Andy Kelly with their dad, Brad); The Eroica (Emily Riedel); Miss Nomer (Zeke Tenhoff and Glen LeBaron); Steve's World (Steve Riedel); and The Wild Ranger (Vernon Adkison).
On Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, Discovery debuted the Season 3 finale of UNDER THE ICE. In the season ender, "Sunken Treasure," summer encroaches, and the Bering Sea ice shelf begins to break up -- putting every dredge at risk as the fleet scrambles for their last pans of gold. While some captains meet their goals, others continue to struggle.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Original Productions


  • - Nome, Alaska USA