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"Yukon Gold 2" on National Geographic Channel

Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel

Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel

Yukon Gold is back for a second series, following a select group of remarkable family businesses in the Canadian north: Gold miners.

These are not big drilling operations with corporate backing and a spot on the Toronto Stock Exchange. They are small, family-run placer mines that survive through grit, resourcefulness, hard won expertise and a deep knowledge and understanding of the land and its history. They have a few short months to earn their living for the entire year and are up against soaring operational costs, unreliable machinery, and Mother Nature.

National Geographic follow these hard-working mining families from the first thaw in the spring, through months of long days and hard, dirty work, to the final freeze up in the fall. In the high stakes game of mining the search for gold is always a gamble and we'll watch as every one of these mining families plays its best hand.

Yukon Gold 2 premieres on Monday (6 October) at 10:00pm (SIN/HK) on the National Geographic Channel.