Under the glacial ice sheets of scenic Greenland sits more mineral wealth than in all of Saudi Arabia. Discovery Channel’s Ice Cold Gold documents the amazing journey of a team of spirited American miners who are among the first in the world to set off on a grand search for gold and other valuable precious gems in parts of the island where no one has ever explored. Beginning Monday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m., the six-part series follows eight men who leave behind their loved ones and homeland for a chance to hit pay dirt, all whilst battling freezing elements and competitive international miners, and having to race against four short summer months before the ice cap thickens. Ice Cold Gold encores every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
At 836,000 square miles, Greenland is the world’s largest island. Most of the land was undisturbed during a 400,000 to 800,000-year-old icy reign, however, global warming in the past decade has forced Greenland from its mysterious, cold isolation. Its melting ice sheets reveal immense potential for mineral wealth in the virgin rocks below. Recognising the island nation for its untapped, treasure trove of mineral wealth, the world is now seeing Greenland in a new light. Some of the Greenlandic people hope to profit from this shift; they believe that responsible mining can improve their futures in many ways. For the first time on television, ICE COLD GOLD deploys cameras in Greenland to follow eight miners on the frontlines of this modern day mining rush, where they hope to find the next big precious metal or gem deposit.
Greenland is a veritable beast, but the motley crew of Ice Cold Gold miners is up for the challenge. Each thinks he has what it takes to walk away with gold, rubies and sapphires before winter and large mining companies swoop in. What transpires as the miners cope with the unpredictable, harsh unknown? Will their personalities get in the way? Most importantly, do they strikeIce Cold Gold? Meet the fierce men who hope to wrest the treasures from this terrestrial beast:
Ice Cold Gold was shot during summer in Greenland in its capital city, Nuuk, and the remote area known as Storø, within the largest fjord system in the world. It is the largest television production ever filmed in Greenland.