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"Yukon Gold" is a reality docu-series on National Geographic Channel that follows four family-run mining camps as they risk everything in the hope of hitting the paystreak.

It is a job few would want: 18-hour work days. Unforgiving landscapes. Mechanical struggles. All risk, and sometimes no reward. On the surface, it might look like the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800s. But this is a modern-day take on the quest for the ultimate dream — to strike it rich with one lucky strike. Working grueling days under the midnight sun, the crews give it their all to battle the elements ... and each other.

The series delves into the real lives of these mining crews and the uncompromising challenges facing them. These miners lay everything on the line — their relationships, bank accounts, reputations and lives — to get their next gold fix, worth potentially millions of dollars. It's genuine gold fever.

Even though the price of gold hit an all-time high in 2011, these days it takes mining even more gold just to break even. But there are still riches to be won through hard work ... and sometimes sheer luck. The determined, die-hard men of the Yukon are banking on finding 1,000 or more ounces of gold this season, and with good reason. The costs of wages, fuel, food and equipment are as high as ever. But these resilient miners never give up. Over the past two years, they've spent close to half a billion dollars exploring gold, silver, copper, zinc and other minerals in the Yukon.

The four gold mining crews profiled in Yukon Gold are novice "Big Al" McGregor; ornery Bernie Kreft and his two sons, Justin and Jarrett; best friends Ken Foy and Guillaume Brodeur; and Karl Knutson and his demanding father, Marty. From spring thaw to the mid-October freeze-up, the miners have only four short months to strike it big. The days are long, the work is exhausting, and anything that can go wrong usually does. Add to this the stunning but dangerous Yukon landscape and harsh living conditions, and you've got high stakes in the exotic Northern wilderness.

"Yukon Gold" is produced by Paperny Entertainment with David Paperny, Cal Shumiatcher, Audrey Mehler, Beth Wichterich and Lynne Kirby serving as executive producers.Trevor Hodgson is co-executive producer. Producers are David Paperny, Vera Lubimova, Cal Shumiatcher and Christine Brandt. Sarah Sharkey Pearce is supervising story producer, Megan Cameron is line producer, and Rachel Coe and Paula Pawlovich are associate producers.

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Network: National Geographic Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: September 5, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Paperny Entertainment

"Yukon Gold" (TV show) cast Nat Geo Pans for 'Yukon Gold' — Premiering Thursday, September 5, the new reality docu-series follows miners who lay everything on the line — their relationships, bank accounts, reputations and lives — to get their next gold fix. Read more...

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