Last night’s Discovery Channel episode of “Bering Sea Gold,” was titled “Golden Dreams.” As the episode begins, Derek McLarty on the High Noon has bitten off the maximum of what he can chew. His strategy is to find gold that is under a lot of sand; sand that other dredges do not have the power to dig for. His twelve-inch hose with a double turbo engine is something of an anomaly in Nome. As Derek gives directions to deckhand Levi working the controls, his 250 horsepower pump, he begins to feel the power of the turbo.
Shawn Pomrenke is panning in the shack to find some gold for his usage, but Steve comes in to scoop it away. Shawn wants to take the Christine Rose down to the bluff, but Steve is against it. This time his take is 111.10 ounces.
The Eroica is finding gold below and Emily is hoping to shut up the naysayers, all men, who have no respect for her or her dredge. Nick McGlashan is Emily’s greenhorn, now that crab fishing on the Cape Caution is over. He does not fear the Bering Sea, as he was practically born on it. He seems to be having a good time below, but will he find gold. Daryl Galipeau is surprised that he is making his first gold dive unattended.
Vern Adkison is at odds because his huge gold sub-dredge is too heavy to launch on his flimsy boats. He thought he was going to use the All In, but his friend Bill Martin left the boat with Johnny Wilson, an old enemy of Vern.
Shawn is back in the hunt on the Christine Rose. If he gets another good run, with 111 ounces, he can go to the bluff with his old man. He found nothing in the area where he is digging and knows that there is not much gold left on the Tomcod. Suddenly, the main hose snaps on the excavator and hydraulic fluid is spraying everywhere. Shawn does his best to keep the oil out of the ocean. As the arm lays dead hanging overboard, Shawn realizes that his father would not let him spend $5,000 to replace the hoses, but spent over $160,000 for the inland mining operation.
On the High Noon, the super dredge is in full swing. Derek is gambling on what lies beneath the sand. Levi tells Derek that the sand smells like rotten eggs and Derek feels that it is a good sign. Finally, they reach gravel.
Vern made the last-minute deal to purchase the All In; Vern comes to claim what is his from the man who left a bucket of human excrement at his door. He finally made the deal, and Johnny left. When he came to inspect it, he found it was made of aluminum and not capable of pulling the dredge. So Vern bought a pig in a poke.
On the Eroica, Nick has been down for five hours. Emily tells him to come up and check the sluice to verify his progress. When he sees gold, he is happy and goes back down to find more.
On the Christine Rose, Shawn is angry at his father for not keeping up the maintenance on his biggest moneymaker. Shawn’s crew told him that Steve told them not to change the hoses and Steve vehemently denied the accusation.
Vern climbed from the engine room like a Jack-in-the-Box because the entrance was very small.
Emily and Daryl are looking over the gold while Nick waits to see how he did.
Derek McLarty is hoping for six ounces to prove it was worth the effort. He is using the Pomrenke cleanup shack. The take was 7.89 ounces, and their dredge did its job on this episode of “Bering Sea Gold.”
The week three tally in gold is:
- Christine Rose with 188.25 ounces for $228,678.
- The Eroica with 27.64 ounces for $33,590.
- The Havilah with 22.84 ounces for $27,763.
- High Noon with 7.98 ounces for $9,776.
- The Reaper with 0 ounces for $0.
- Inland Mining 0 ounces for $0.
- Vernon Adkison 0 ounces for $0.