Now that Todd Hoffman and the Gold Rush crew have some gold mining experience under their belt, they have decide to try a new location. Since they cannot mine in the winter in the Alaskan wilderness, for this series they are heading to the jungles of Guyana in South America. The premiere of Gold Rush: The Jungle is Friday, August 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. "The Jungle" and "The Aftershow" will air back-to-back at this time.
Guyana legally produces 400,000 ounces of gold per year and that doesn't take into consideration all of the illegal gold mining that happens in that country. Here, Todd Hoffman gets a tip on a great claim in Guyana and he and the crew head off to inspect it and get their share of the gold. They want to be able to mine for gold 365 days a year instead of only a partial year like they can in Alaska. After making the 4,600 mile trip from Oregon to Guyana, nothing turns out to be what they expect. They need to find a claim that they can access that is going to produce enough gold to allow them make a profit. While the Gold Rush crew is used to mining for gold in the Klondike, mining for gold in South America is an entirely different thing. The team need to deal with raging rivers, poisonous snakes, and personality conflicts between his crew members. At the end of the episode, after all of the challenges and conflicts, Todd needs to make the decision whether or not to uproot his crew and begin mining in Guyana.
"The Aftershow" is hosted by Executive Producer Christo Doyle and includes interviews as well as a behind the scenes look at the show. "The Aftershow" is a one hour special that gives you a closer look at the men involved in the show. Additionally, during it, Todd Hoffman makes the final decision about whether or not he will begin mining in Guyana. If you enjoyed last season, you are going to love Gold Rush: The Jungle.