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After leaving real estate and purchasing a mine in Ontario, Todd Ryznar convinces some of his friends to head into the wilderness for eight weeks in search of gold deposits. The problem for this gang of would-be miners is that they have no idea what they're doing. They could be in for a huge payday, but they have to figure it out as they go. Viewers can follow their haphazard journey into the world of professional gold digging -- through bug-infested days, frigid nights and beer-fueled weekends -- to find out if they reap the benefits of beginner's luck or if hopes of striking it rich are dashed.

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The Shotgun crew gets a visit from Old Man Winter; a major discovery gives them hope for the future.
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In a desperate attempt to speed up the operation, Todd breaks the bank and purchases new equipment and gives each member of the crew an unexpected performance review; Todd is out of gold, money and excuses.
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As the team is finally working like a well-oiled machine, Todd shakes things up when he brings a psychic to camp who explains that ancient, native tribes always ask permission from the spirits to take what they need from Mother Nature, and as the entire crew treats this as a joke, things start to go horribly wrong.
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The team finally gets a taste of victory when they see gold in the pan; Grizz has a close call with the rickety dirt-bike trammel that Jimmy gets right to work on; Grizz trains Alexa on the Bobcat against Todd's wishes.
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Finally digging in the right areas, the team just need to get the table working and they are sure to strike gold; the girls trade pots and pans for shovels; Jimmy and Matt build an elaborate mining cart system; Grizz and Toddrace at local dirt track.
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After weeks of painfully slow operations, the Shotgun Exploration crew finally catches a break...so they think; Alexa and Olivia attempt redemption by hunting for food; Billy makes a huge discovery under Todd's nose.
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Todd and Raj meet with geologist Alan Raoul in Fort Frances who convinces them they are on the right track and then focuses on how to get the gold out of the ground.
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Todd convinces friends and family they can get rich finding gold in the Ontario wilderness if they quit their jobs and leave their lives behind for eight weeks; but none of them have any experience.

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