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Bering Sea Gold- Season Four

Returns Friday, March 13, at 10 PM E/P

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The summer dredging season has officially kicked off in Nome, Alaska - ground zero of the great American gold rush. With warmer weather, brings jam-packed claims, unexpected storms and rising tempers where gold fever is a family affair. Despite the obstacles, this season brings in a record-setting haul - the most gold ever in the show's history. And with a job this dangerous, nothing comes easy or as planned. From Original Productions, creators of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH, all-new episodes of BERING SEA GOLD fourth summer season returns Friday, March 13, at 10 PM E/P on the Discovery Channel. 

Summertime in Nome brings a flood of miners all staking claim to what was once a closely kept secret - two small gold-rich areas off the coast of Alaska.  With more competition and a short Alaskan summer, the miners battle treacherous conditions and each other in hopes of finding gold.  But how much can they push their crews before major injury - or even death - strikes?

With the stakes greater than ever, it isn't long before drama hits the Bering Sea.  And for most of these operations, it's a family affair with guarded secrets and techniques to find the gold.  Back for her second year as captain is 26-year-old Emily Riedel, Alaska's first and only female dredge owner.  Emily came to Nome, following in the footsteps of her dad Steve (who was fired from his first dredge, failed at ice mining and lost his dredge last summer after it got repossessed). Last winter, Emily floundered as captain pulling in just four ounces of gold and spending a fortune on new, cutting-edge equipment.  Will this be the season that Emily proves that "the best man for the job" is actually a woman?  Meanwhile, Shawn Pomrenke aka "Mr. Gold" and his dad Steve on The Christie Rose are gunning for their first ever 1,000-ounce season.  But they're keeping a close eye on sophomore skipper Hank Schimschat, whose 80-foot barge proves to be tougher competition than anyone expected.