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Silver Rush

Silver Rush

Photo Credit:  Laura Barton / Discovery Channel
  • Premiered: 
    February 24, 2013
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: salvage

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Plot Synopsis

SILVER RUSH is a reality series that follows a deep-sea recovery team, Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME), as co-founder Greg Stemm and his crew navigate the Odyssey Explorer to locate and excavate three shipwrecks worth as much as a billion dollars -- all in one season. In 2007, OME discovered the Black Swan, a Colonial-era site with 17 tons of silver and gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but lost a five-year legal battle and turned over the treasure to Spain, one of the nations making a claim to their find. Now, after going through that difficult situation, OME is back with its eye on the prize -- treasure from three different sunken ships to be recovered in 90 days. In each 60-minute episode, OME sets its sights on one potential payoff, including: SS Mantola, an ocean liner sunk in 1917 in 8,000 feet of water off the Irish coast, with a silver cargo worth an estimated $20 million; HMS Victory, the flagship of the Royal Navy located in the English Channel, that was lost in 1744 and may have carried a billion dollar load of gold; and SS Gairsoppa, a freighter that was torpedoed in 1941 off the coast of Ireland, purported to have silver bars potentially worth $200 million dollars. On February 24, 2013, Discovery showed all three episodes of SILVER RUSH back to back from 8-11pm ET.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by JWM Productions