facebook twitter rss
Ian Foster from "Bering Sea Gold" stars in the Discovery Channel reality docu-series. He is the owner of The Sluicey, a 6” suction dredge, converted from a Jon boat that is 19 feet in length, with a 25-foot hose.

Ian Foster ("Bering Sea Gold") gave up his job as a social worker to become a first-time gold dredger. If The Christine Rose is the show’s Goliath, The Sluicey is its David. Built in the fall of 2010, Ian Foster's rig is a modified skiff with a pontoon attached to one side that barely
Ian Foster in "Bering Sea Gold"
Ian Foster Bering Sea Gold
seats two. He and Scott Foster (unrelated) work with one diver vacuuming the ocean floor with the other monitoring the machinery on board. The Sluicey is tiny, but Ian is only too happy to point out “it’s not the size of the dredge, it’s how you use it.”

Ian is finally taking a risk he’s been contemplating for the last couple years: he’s quit his full-time government job to take a stab at making his living as a gold dredger. With a psychology degree from BYU, Ian has traveled the world: he was a missionary in Venezuela, did humanitarian work in Africa, mined underground in eastern Utah, and most recently, handled abuse cases as a social worker in rural Alaska. Thoughtful and articulate, he faces huge odds stacked against him as a greenhorn gold dredger — and with a sharp learning curve, he’ll have to sink or swim.

'Bering Sea Gold': Emily Riedel struggles to balance her various passions
Manti Te'o Catfish hoaxer auditioned for The Voice; UK kills their Bachelor; Bering Sea Gold details
Bering Sea Gold Season 2 Video: Newbies and Weight Belts
Bering Sea Gold Preview: Newbies and Weight Belts
'Bering Sea Gold': Emily Riedel on Zeke Tenhoff, the new dredge and life on the edge
'Yukon Men' and 'Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice' fuel Discovery Channel's Alaska fascination
Brrrrace yourself for 'Sea Gold'
Mutiny On The Wild Ranger On 'Bering Sea Gold'
Emily Gets Trapped Underwater On 'Bering Sea Gold'
'Bering Sea Gold' Star Shawn Pomrenke — Arrested for DUI


Where does Ian Foster live? Find out here.

Age: ∼36 years old
Current Residence: Nome, AK

"Bering Sea Gold" scene Miners Gamble Their Lives in 'Bering Sea Gold' Season 6 — Premiering Wednesday, March 30, the new season of the Discovery Channel reality docu-series finds the miners facing pressure like never before. Read more...
Crews Race Against the Clock in 'Bering Sea Gold' Season 5 — Premiering Friday, September 4, the new season of the Discovery Channel reality docu-series finds the gold miners under pressure like never before. Read more...
Underwater dredging in "Bering Sea Gold" 'Bering Sea Gold' Season 4 Brings in Record Haul — Premiering Friday, March 13, the new season of the Discovery Channel reality series is back with jam-packed claims, unexpected storms, rising tempers and the most gold ever in the show's history. Read more...


Who is Ian Foster dating? What do you think of Ian Foster?

Post a Comment
Display Name
E-mail (optional)
(not displayed with comment)
URL (optional)
  BB code and links are not permitted.