Premieres on Jan 7th, every night at 10 pm
New Delhi: Millions of dollars’ worth of gold lies buried beneath Ghana’s dense jungles and determined miners from all over the world come looking for their claim. However unlike Alaska, in Ghana mining the gold is the easy part, keeping hold of it is where the challenge lies.
Amongst trigger happy neighbours, warring claims and illegal mining operations American pair George White and Scott Lomu – both ex property moguls bankrupted in the recession - attempt to set up a claim and turn their lives around.Their families need them to succeed but out here it’s not just their livelihoods on the line, but also their lives.
The new reality series JUNGLE GOLD will premiere on Discovery Channel, every night at 10 pm starting January 7th.
Property moguls George White and Scott Lomu thought they had it made. By the time he was 25 years-old George was worth a million dollars, while 33-year-old Scott was turning over deals for three million apiece. But George and Scott were so intent on the next big deal they ignored the warning signs - and lost everything in the 2008 US property crash that spiralled the worldwide recession.
With their houses and families’ futures suddenly on the line, George and Scott had to come up with an answer. Finally they made a life changing decision and headed for the jungles of Ghana in West Africa whose vast reserves of gold rich ground mean even rookie miners with aging machinery can make a fortune.
Things seemed to go well for the duo at the outset when thanks to an investment loan they were able to buy an 80 acre gold rich claim deep in the Ghanaian Jungle. But getting the gold out of the ground is only the first part, the real danger comes once they find it. Facing hostile, gun toting competitors, illegal roadblocks and underground mining operations the pair learn that in Ghana, gold mining can be deadly.
United by their will to survive and provide for their families, every moment is spent with passports in pocket in a dangerous world where one wrong move could result in a race to get out of the country alive. Against stacked odds, their stakes have never been higher. Join Scott and George as they risk their lives and battle mechanical difficulties, territory disputes, deadly competition and the jungle itself in an effort to reclaim the lives they once had.
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