In a last ditch effort to get out of debt, former real estate investors Scott Lomu and George Wright leave their families behind to chase gold in Ghana. They battle illegal roadblocks, face off with hostile Chinese miners and take on the unforgiving jungle to get their mining operation running.
Scott and George struggle to get their gold mine up and running. Their African dream becomes a terrifying ordeal when floods claim their equipment, their new mechanic battles culture shock and a machete-wielding farmer attacks the team.
George and Scott finally begin mining for the estimated $1.5 million in gold on their property. However, they must overcome floods, machine meltdowns and armed neighbors to have any hope of claiming their prize.
George is suddenly called home to fight a lawsuit, leaving Scott with the responsibility of doubling gold production. Scott is forced to abandon an excavator to the jungle, and things turn sinister when he has to face down intimidating neighbors in a hostile border dispute. Then, it becomes increasingly difficult to motivate disgruntled mechanic Travis, who has struggled to settle in.
Scott and George test out a brand-new claim after racking up huge debts on the Romaso gold mine. They must prove the new property is stacked with gold, or their investors will pull their funding.
Scott and George are driven deeper into debt after blowing their investor's entire loan. They try to join forces with a group of traditional miners who dig by hand, causing their current mining partners to have a meltdown.
Scott and George are kicked off their gold mine and need to buy a new claim to keep their dreams alive. However, raising the cash involves a desperate and dangerous deal with life-threatening consequences.
One million dollars in debt and determined to find gold, Scott and George return to Ghana. They face armed guards, life-threatening road accidents and violent confrontations in a desperate attempt to get their excavators back and save their mining deal.
After getting their excavator back, Scott and George have 48 hours to prove they can find gold, or their mining deal with Dave Thomas will be terminated. Then, Scott receives life-changing news that could alter their mining futures.
Scott and George face huge challenges on opposite sides of the world, as one is forced to risk his life in a dangerous gold deal and the other must decide if he will ever return to Ghana.
Scott and George reunite in Ghana and struggle to find a way to wash gold. Their mining partner, Dave Thomas, bails them out with an expensive solution, but he plots to take a bigger chunk of their findings.
Scott and George are set to mine the Fahiakobo gold claim, but an attack by armed militia on a neighboring site forces them, along with the entire production crew, to make a dangerous emergency evacuation.