'American Digger' Premiere: Ric Savage Digs For Buried Treasure In Alaska
- The series premiere of Spike's new show "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) saw the return to television of former pro wrestler "Heavy Metal" Ric Savage. Toget...
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Did 'Gold Rush Alaska' Crew Mine Enough To Turn Profitable?
- With running costs of $1,000 per day, Fred Hurt and his crew at Porcupine Creek will only start turning a profit once they extract at least 50 ounces of gold from the mi...
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The boys are back in Alaska (although Discovery dropped the state's mention in the title after the first season) hoping to strike it rich mining for gold. Their first effort was anything but rich and glorious, however, as the crew led by Todd Hoffman and his father, Jack, sunk $250,000 into their dream and came away with just $20,000 worth of gold. The dismal summer was filled with injuries, malfunctioning equipment and constant fighting among the greenhorn miners, yet their serious case of gold fever trumps any talk of giving up and leads to new operating plans in order to salvage their dream. The series also keeps tabs on the efforts of teenager Parker Schnabel, veteran Dakota Fred and longtime Yukon resident Tony Beets to hit the mother lode at separate sites.