With one shot at a patch of virgin ground at Kit Carson Mine, Dave and Jason must decide whether hobby miner Dwayne is sitting on a fortune or whether the motherlode lies somewhere else.
Through the historic ghost town of Marysville and in the woods lies a mine only one mile from the historic source of the gold. It's a treasure hunt to find the untouched ground, so if Dave can crack the old timers' code, it could change the game.
With the clues of the once lucrative Birdseye Mine stripped and sold, Dave must use all his experience to decode 1400 acres of land. If his treasure hunt pays off, the bounty could be big enough to change the lives of his entire crew.
On the banks of the Missouri River lies a geological hotspot where gold runs with sapphires at the El Dorado Mine. With the owner focused on gems, Dave has a chance to take all the gold. But it's down deep and he needs a lot of it to bring his crew.
Out on the historic Bear Creek Mine, Dave meets an old buddy who offers a stake in land the old timers missed. Dave must hunt to decide whether the gold and the water are enough to take the deal and put his team back to work.
Dave travels miles underground into the old abandoned tunnels at Miller Mountain Mine. Avoiding falling rocks and squeezing through collapsed passageways, Dave must find enough hard rock gold to change the future of his lost mine's dream.
Entering 50-year-old abandoned tunnels of Lovitt Day Mine, Dave is on the hunt for hundreds of millions of dollars of gold left in the rock. With the last living miner to work these tunnels, Dave searches for a life-changing haul of hard rock gold.
Walking 200 miles deep into the frozen Alaskan wilderness, Dave searches the hard rock mine of Nixon Fork and takes part in a never-before-seen fire test that separates gold from stone.