The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Network: Discovery

In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. But you’ve never seen gold mining like this before — here, the precious metal isn’t found in the ground. It’s sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. And there are a handful of people willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.

Dive Hard With a Vengeance

#1 - Dive Hard With a Vengeance

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 19, 2020

After the raging storm, Ken learns the Myrtle Irene's fate. Shawn uses a new tool to hunt for new hotspots. Emily brings on a new crew member from her past. Vernon tries his luck at river mining. Kris gambles on an alliance to turn his season around.

star 8.10
96 votes
Ready, Claim, Fire

#2 - Ready, Claim, Fire

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 5, 2020

Tensions fly as Brad leads The Reaper into hostile waters where Emily defends Claim 14 from claim jumpers. Shawn hunts an elusive pay-streak. Ken puts a risky Myrtle Irene repair to the test.

star 8.04
95 votes
Dredge Men Tell No Tales

#3 - Dredge Men Tell No Tales

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 12, 2020

With a massive storm about to hit Nome, Shawn & Ken push their operations to the brink to get one last score in. Emily gambles on untested ground. Kris battles bad attitudes. One dredge pushes too far into the storm, forcing its crew to abandon ship.

star 8.01
101 votes

#4 - Jackpot

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

After losing out at the Bluff, Shawn finds Derek on his gold spot. As the final gold is weighed, Steve finds out if his inland mining operation was all worth it.

star 7.96
316 votes
Sweet Child o' Mining

#5 - Sweet Child o' Mining

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired May 29, 2020

Shawn gets his first taste of the shifting seabed. Ken tries a new perspective to find new ground. Kris and Emily each try out greenhorn divers to boost their productivity, but the plan grinds to a halt for one of them.

star 7.95
98 votes
The Gold, The Bad, & The Ugly

#6 - The Gold, The Bad, & The Ugly

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 5, 2020

Shawn's rocky pay-streak takes him for a wild ride. Kris raids another claim but a rival dredge fights back. Vernon loses patience with his crew's performance. Ken tests a new operator to keep running around the clock.

star 7.94
90 votes
The Final Showdown

#7 - The Final Showdown

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 21, 2014

As Nome Harbor freezes over, the crews head out for one last chance at success. It's battle of the barges when Hank wagers Shawn who can box more gold. Zeke returns to the water. Can Emily pay him off once and for all? The Kellys return with their REAPER.

star 7.93
185 votes
The Sound of Money

#8 - The Sound of Money

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2019

Vernon and his crew get stranded in the Yukon; Shawn finds a good luck charm in his son, and Ken suffers a mechanical setback

star 7.92
182 votes
Gold Is Thicker Than Blood

#9 - Gold Is Thicker Than Blood

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 26, 2020

Shawn confronts his dad for the sake of the family operation -- to disastrous results. Emily brings her father aboard The Eroica. When Vernon loses a diver, he turns to an unlikely replacement -- his daughter Elaine.

star 7.90
79 votes

#10 - Payback

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 15, 2015

Family drama ensues as the crews make one last attempt at finding gold before the season ends.

star 7.90
172 votes
Burn It Down

#11 - Burn It Down

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 27, 2013

The Pomrenkes ask Hank for help getting their barge operating; Zeke wants Emily to pay up; the Kellys contend with claim jumpers.

star 7.88
223 votes
Gold Blooded

#12 - Gold Blooded

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Shawn pushes the Christine Rose to its maximum work depth. Emily faces an exhausted diver.

star 7.87
160 votes
Missing in Action

#13 - Missing in Action

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

Ken and Shawn halt their operations to help in the search and rescue of a missing miner; Vern goes full bore on the Bering Sea.

star 7.84
146 votes
Hello Heartache

#14 - Hello Heartache

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

The miners sacrifice their sleep and their safety to push through the last 3 days of the season.

star 7.83
379 votes
Second Wind

#15 - Second Wind

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired May 11, 2018

The Bering Sea battle heats up as Shawn bets big on a new discovery he hopes will keep him ahead of Ken's massive dredge; the Kellys are forced to find new ground; Emily nearly boils a diver alive.

star 7.83
242 votes
Mr. Gold and the New Kid

#16 - Mr. Gold and the New Kid

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 7, 2014

Two dredges race to reach a contested claim site; Emily heads out with her new crew; and the Kellys are accused of claim jumping.

star 7.82
176 votes
Double Down

#17 - Double Down

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 2019

Despite the worst conditions in a decade, the miners hedge their bets as Shawn and Ken go head to head with their largest ships ever. Emily confronts the elements while Kris leads his family with a newfound determination.

star 7.82
192 votes
The Battle for Tomcod

#18 - The Battle for Tomcod

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired May 8, 2015

Crews fight over a promising claim while Emily faces an unexpected challenge with her new diver.

star 7.80
197 votes
Race the Storm

#19 - Race the Storm

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

Shawn and Ken continue their struggle to carry the title of the true "Mr. Gold".

star 7.80
147 votes
Guts & Gravel

#20 - Guts & Gravel

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 2019

Before the winter freeze out, Shawn gambles to dig deeper than ever before as Ken brings the heat.

star 7.79
169 votes
Turf War

#21 - Turf War

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 18, 2016

Shawn Pomrenke prepares to head to the Bluff; Steve Pomrenke completes the first cleanup of the inland mining operation.

star 7.78
324 votes
Dawn of the Dredge

#22 - Dawn of the Dredge

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired May 15, 2020

Summer temperatures at an all time high disrupt the seafloor, causing miners to find new strategies. Shawn fights a legal battle. Ken tries to keep his gold crown, while Emily and the Kellys look to expand their operations.

star 7.78
107 votes

#23 - Suction

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

The weather may be perfect, but storms are brewing onboard the dredges as egos clash and tempers flare. Emily's first dive is almost her last when she learns the dangers of dredging first-hand.

star 7.77
306 votes
Clash of the Titans

#24 - Clash of the Titans

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

An epic Clash of Titans grips the gold mining fleet as Shawn constructs the largest washplant in Nome and Ken's mining monster roars to life. Vern prospects using his new innovations. Ripping currents threaten the Kellys.

star 7.76
170 votes
Money Money Money

#25 - Money Money Money

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 31, 2014

Shawn and the new backhoe prove he is "Mr. Gold". Vernon and Emily's apologies and promises won't convince their crews to return. Zeke returns with a funky new way to make it rich in Nome. He also ends his friendship with the Riedel family for good.

star 7.75
181 votes