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Final Journey to Dawson City (03:06)


A team of three is retracing the 600-mile journey of the Klondike Gold Rush. Historian Dan Snow, engineer and medic Dr. Kevin Fong, and scientist, Felicity Aston, have traversed the Alaska Range and survived rapids. They now will attempt to hunt gold using early miner's methods.

Klondike Gold Fields (08:00)

The team arrives in Dawson City, gateway to the gold fields. The group drives to their mining site and sets up camp. Felicity pans for gold in the stream but finds nothing.

Digging for Gold: Panning (07:57)

The team selects a site and pans in the stream. After finding no gold, the mining experts suggest they scout other locations.

Digging for Gold: Selecting a Site (06:28)

While Aston pans upstream, Snow digs into permafrost; Fong learns how to make a sluice box. They discover a hill of mined rock that was never processed.

Digging for Gold: Hard Work (09:47)

The group needs to build a sluice, but the two-man saw is not fast enough. Like the miners, they are forced to cut up their boat. Boulders in the stream create a dam for the sluice.

Finding Gold (10:01)

Fong and carpenters build a sluice, a hopper for dirt, and a flume to regulate water flow. The team feeds dirt into the sluice for two days. Finally, they take the sluice apart and find small pieces of gold.

Cashing In the Gold (04:07)

The team goes into Dawson City to cash in their gold findings. The clerk tells them they have about $20 worth of gold. Disappointed, the trio commiserates in the local saloon.

Credits: Digging For Gold (00:44)

Credits: Digging For Gold

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Digging for Gold

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Historian Dan Snow concludes his epic adventure following in the footsteps of the 19th-century's last great gold rush. Leading a one-month expedition, he's joined by polar explorer Felicity Aston and remote environment medic Dr. Kevin Fong. Their goal: to strike gold in Canada's frozen wilderness. The team have just a few dozen miles left to cover of their nearly 600-mile journey to the gold fields. Following in the footsteps of their 19th-century forerunners, they have crossed snowy mountains, run terrifying rapids and navigated hundreds of miles of water in a replica historical boat. In tonight's episode they finally arrive at Dawson City, gateway to Klondike gold. Guided by historical accounts, the team set up a 19th-century-style mining camp in the heart of the gold fields. Using traditional methods they set about the back-breaking work of mining for gold. They'll have to use both their expertise and muscle to give them any chance of striking it rich. It's not going to be easy; they have just five days to prospect in an area that's already been extensively mined. But in a game where luck can play as much a part as experience, will they walk away having struck gold?

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL141221

ISBN: 978-1-64198-438-6

Copyright date: ©2016

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