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Gold Rush: Jungle Edition (Season 3)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gallogiro, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Did anyone else watch the first episode of this?

    I wonder why they decided to move it to South America? Maybe the Dakota guys and the young kid did not want to do a show this time? Or to much heat from the Mining Authorities?

    Either way, it some risky stuff running around the jungle of S. America.
     
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    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    They wanted to have a longer season.
     
  3. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    What was your take on the show? Seems like some messed up ways of mining. They use hydraulic mining just ripping up dirt and the worst was the mercury. I was shocked when I saw that one guy pouring mercury directly into the other guys hands. :jawdrop:
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a small bottle of mercury at home, probably only a lb or so, right next to the roll of asbestos high temp wrapping tape. Hasn't jumped out and killed me yet! Yes, I've poured the mercury into my hands, covered pennies with it and even sold a small tube or two when I was in the 6th grade. That's about 55 years I've had the mercury although I haven't played in it for years now.
     
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    slicediceputinrice SE Portland Active Member

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    too many men with man boobs shouting orders and praying, NOT FOR ME!
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I predict that these guys will get almost to the point where they are becoming profitable miners and then some unforseen drama will hamper their efforts.
     
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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If the, "unforseen drama", means one of these guys ends up with his shrunken head hanging from a devil devil hut I'm good with that.
     
  8. BWH

    BWH Tualatin, Oregon Active Member

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    I remember when the "Fonz" jumped the shark.
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I posted this previously but it still applies. Father and son came into our place of business last year looking for 'equipment donations' in trade for ad space on the program. It was something that wouldn't really 'pencil' for us but they told one of our salespersons what Nat Geo was paying them per episode - they do not need to profit from finding gold. Personally I do not understand the appeal Nat Geo has for these guys. They seem crude and unrefined for the most part.
     
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    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Isn't the dangerous part of using mercury flashing off the mercury to separate the gold out? Breathing vaporized mercury is what killed a lot of miners in the mid 1800s. Photographers too. Holding mercury isn't poisonous, it getting it in your mouth or nose that's bad.
     
  11. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    So what happened to mining in ghana? That was a weird episode, now they are back in Alaska? New thread for season 3