Parker and Dave reflect on the risks and rewards of mining. In Papau New Guinea, Parker's quest to find the motherlode of gold sent him deep into the jungle. He joined locals there in a sacrifice to appease the spirits.
Parker and Dave talk about the various setbacks they have faced in their mining careers. Equipment failure and bad weather can derail an operation. Dave Turin and his crew had to troubleshoot when thick clay in the pay dirt clogged their sluice.
Parker and Dave talk about their experiences overseeing a crew while running a mining operation. Mining is a team effort, and success depends on everyone working together. Dave's crew is assured its efforts are worthwhile after a look into the gold room.
Veteran miners Parker and Dave discuss the hit-or-miss nature of mining. Some miners take risks on new ground in hopes of striking gold. The risks can pay off -- as Parker learned when he closed in on a record gold total.