ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 7/8/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from National Geographic Channel's press release, August 2013) It is a job few would want: 18-hour work days. Unforgiving landscapes. Mechanical struggles. All risk, and sometimes no reward. On the surface, it might look like the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800s. But this is a modern-day take on the quest for the ultimate dream - to strike it rich with one lucky strike. In National Geographic Channel's new series Yukon Gold, follow four family-run mining camps as they risk everything in the hope of hitting the paystreak. Working grueling days under the midnight sun, the crews give it their all to battle the elements ... and each other. Yukon Gold airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 5 on National Geographic Channel. Yukon Gold delves into the real lives of these mining crews and the uncompromising challenges facing them. These miners lay everything on the line - their relationships, bank accounts, reputations and lives - to get their next gold fix, worth potentially millions of dollars. It's genuine gold fever.