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"Jungle Gold" (TV show) is a reality docu-series on Discovery Channel.

Determined gold miners from around the world seek their fortunes in the dangerous and gold-rich jungles of Ghana, Africa's second largest gold producing country. The series follows Americans George Wright and Scott Lomu, two hard working men who risk it all to strike it rich as part of a golden plan to recover from losing everything in the real estate crash of 2008.

Former real estate high-rollers George and Scott regularly turned over million dollar deals. Their families reaped the rewards of their hard work as both men enjoyed the American dream. But after missing the warning signs of a real estate market about to crash and burn, both men lost everything. In desperate economic straits, Scott planned to move his family into his father's basement as George worked to postpone the foreclosure on his home. With their futures on the line, they make a bold decision to risk it all to mine for gold in the West African jungles of Ghana, a region with vast reserves of gold-rich ground that could ensure even these rookies with aging machinery can strike it rich.

With little money and everything on the line, they beg and borrow anything they can to succeed. After securing a $150,000 from an investor, the pressure is on from the very start to find gold to pay back this loan, as well as their other debts that exceed one million dollars. But mining for jungle gold is the easy part for George and Scott. Armed neighbors, miles of broken roads, roadblocks manned by Ghanaian gangs, and shady and ruthless gold buyers are among the daily hurdles they must face and overcome to succeed in their plan to safely escape Ghana with enough gold to secure their families' futures.

United by their will to survive and provide for their families, every moment is spent with passports in pocket in a dangerous world where one wrong move could result in a race to get out of the country alive. Against stacked odds, their stakes have never been higher.

Season 2

George Wright and Scott Lomu, return to face Ghana's notorious rainy season, armed militia, road blocks and treacherous jungle, in an all-out bid to mine enough gold to pay off their debts and fight for their families futures.

Former high-roller real estate dealers George and Scott still face over a one million dollar debt after losing it all in the real estate crash in 2006. Scott must now turn to his father-in-law, Bud, to invest in their third attempt at gold mining in Ghana — Africa's second largest gold producing country. With family money on the line, George and Scott return to the jungle and encounter hurdles at every turn. Alongside new colleague, Dave Thomas, George and Scott head into dangerous missions to reclaim their mining equipment and prospect 50 acres of unforgiving but gold rich land in just seven days.

George and Scott risk their lives to provide a future for their families, and the widow and family of Wally Macias, their former mining partner who died before the dream of striking it rich could be realized. Every moment is spent with passports in pocket, in a world where one wrong move could result in a race to get out of the country or end up in jail.

"Jungle Gold" is produced for Discovery Channel by Raw Television, where Dimitri Doganis and Sam Maynard are executive producers and Charlie Clay is show runner. Christo Doyle serves as executive producer for Discovery Channel with Meagan Davis.

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Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: December 14, 2012
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Raw Television

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