Fred and Dustin Hurt put together a team of divers, mountaineers, and bush mechanics to help them explore and mine the dangerous white water rapids of McKinley Creek in Alaska.
Deep in a remote Alaskan canyon, Gold Rush veterans Fred and Dustin Hurt are back searching for gold. But this time, their lives are on the line.
In the remote Chilkat Mountains, Fred and Dustin Hurt are on a treasure hunt for Alaska's unfound gold deposits. Will they find the first flakes of white water gold?
The first gold nugget promises a monster payday. But when Dustin dives a torrent where the current moves rocks, a rogue boulder almost costs him his life.
Fred's ex-boss Todd Hoffman has invested $50,000 in the Dakota Boy's operation. He infuriates Dustin when he pays a surprise visit to a chopper.
73-year-old Dakota Fred gets married for the fourth time. And, a landslide threatens to unleash a wall of water that could destroy the dive site and kill the miners.
The Dakota Boys' desperate bid to hit bedrock gold is thwarted when 73-year-old Fred's heating system fails mid-dive and he is overcome by the glacial Alaskan water.
The Dakota Boys are digging down to bedrock gold but when they hit the biggest boulder of the season Dustin is forced to rig new mechanical solution - the Graboid.
A flash flood racing down McKinley Creek threatens to kill the crew and destroy their operation. Will the Dakota Boys still manage to find more gold?
The Dakota Boys are back in Alaska to claim the McKinley gold with twice the equipment and a bigger crew. They must repair winter storm damage to the site.
The Dakota Boys struggle to run their two dredges until new man, Casey Morgan, arrives. But they're soon a man down again when a crew member is savagely burned.
The Dakota boys are stalked by hungry bears. Meanwhile Dustin's two dredges are running dirt, but when they get a second winch system working disaster strikes.
Fred and Dustin disagree on where to find the gold and dig separate holes. But, a fierce confrontation jeopardises the entire operation.
The Dakota Boys and the crew face difficulties and delays when their equipment breaks. But, their hard work finally pays off when they find a huge amount of gold.
The Dakota Boys push towards Bedrock Crack when disaster strikes and Rich is left in deep trouble. Dustin calms him down and he returns to the water.
Morale hits rock bottom after months of hard work are wiped out. Dustin looks for an alternative dive site, but Fred insists on working the original location.
With time running out, Fred breaks the drill. To replace it, he buys a dangerous but effective pressure washer to break through the last ground before pay dirt.
The Dakota boys are dredging towards a nugget trap they believe holds a jackpot of gold. After a rough season, could this be the life-changing fortune they need?
The crew cleans up and does a final gold weigh-in for the season. Dustin leads the crew to a new mine site that quickly proves to have massive potential.
Dakota Fred and his son Dustin risk their lives to find a fortune in gold nuggets, taking them deep beneath the waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.
Dustin's crew finds an ideal claim to mine, but to reach the gold they must make it through the waterfall's pound zone. Meanwhile, Fred brings in a new miner.
A call from the mining authorities causes issues. Dustin's crew face their biggest challenge yet: to build their largest, most powerful winch system.
Fred is back on the hunt for gold after spending a week reclaiming his old mine site at Porcupine Creek, but faulty engines and deadly cable snaps hold him back.
It's Fred Hurt's 76th birthday, but a mutiny on his crew threatens his mining plan. Meanwhile, Dustin's decision to run both dredges non-stop proves risky.
Dustin and his crew race to get to the bottom of the plunge pool at Rainbows End. And, Carlos makes a discovery that could change their fortunes forever.
The Dakota Boys are over halfway through their season. In a hunt for bedrock gold Fred and his crew are reminded of the life-threating dangers they face.
Fred and his crew have finally made it to the big waterfall, Thunder Falls. But they must battle the elements as they race to find out much gold lies on the bedrock.
Dustin gets his biggest gold haul yet. At Thunder Falls, engine failure and huge boulders block Fred's path to gold. As the problems spiral, his life is at stake.
Dustin and his crew take a gamble on a spot above the raging McKinley falls. When they must lower their dredge down a steep ravine, things go from bad to worse.
Dakota Fred taps out Thunder Falls with his biggest gold haul. Plus, Dustin hits the nugget jackpot at Rockfall Ravine.
The Dakota boys finish their season with a record gold haul. Despite heavy rainfall and raging waters they find their biggest nugget.
A late start to the season and record snowfall melt create challenges for the crew. Dustin picks up where he left off as Fred's future lies in the balance.
At Porcupine Creek, Fred and Dustin are racing to start their seasons and Dustin's crew is finally ready to send the dredge to the dive site.
Carlos, Dustin and James battle the most violent rapids they've ever seen. They must engineer a way to slow the rapids down or risk being washed over an 80-foot drop.
Dustin's crew discovers their equipment is no match for the boulders at Rockfall Ravine, so Wes fabricates a new tool. Fred puts greenhorn Scott to the test.
Dustin's risky gamble of investing his life savings pays off after Carlos removes a monster boulder and finds chunky nuggets. Fred and crew battle the Trifecta.
Dustin dives deeper than ever and uncovers the largest obstacle of his career. New recruit Scott finally gets the opportunity to prove himself in the water.
Dustin calls on a legend for help cracking a boulder on rich ground. After Fred is forced to halt all diving, Paul returns and they're on track to get gold.
Fred turns to Dustin for help after finding an overhanging boulder that threatens divers below it. But tensions run high once Dustin takes control.
Ryan faces his worst fears as he dives deep into a narrow hole. Carlos finally hits bedrock at Rockfall Ravine and reveals that this dive site could pay out huge.
Dustin faces a dilemma: Risk his life and financial ruin by mining one of Alaska's most inhospitable claims or play it safe in McKinley Creek.
Dustin's new Nugget Creek claim is said to hold life-changing deposits of gold. It's a race to get in the water before Mother Nature lands her first blow.
With vital supplies running dangerously low, Dustin attempts the impossible. Plus, Kayla tackles the most dangerous diving conditions they've ever seen.
Dangerous conditions force Dustin to build a safe harbour for the dredge. Mining legend Fred Hurt returns to help solve the mystery of the pilings gold.
A medical emergency threatens to end the season before it begins. Kayla fights to gain access to her new claim by building a walkway into the cliffs.
Out of fuel and out of options, Dustin risks his life on a resupply mission, navigating the raging Alaskan white water in his unproven airboat.
With a windowmaker looming over the dive site, Dustin takes a new dredging approach that lands him in the path of Nugget Creek's roughest waters.
A storm tears through Nugget Creek, putting dive sites and dredges in severe jeopardy. Mounting pressure causes a potentially season-ending explosion.