♪♪ Narrator: BETWEEN
THE 1890s AND 1920s, OLD TIMERS WENT TO
ENORMOUS LENGTHS TO FIND GOLD. TOUGH PIONEERS WOULD SPEND
THE LONG WINTERS HACKING INTO THE EARTH BY HAND SEARCHING FOR
GOLD RICH PAY DIRT. THESE DETERMINED MINERS WOULD DIG SHAFTS DOWN
THROUGH THE PERMAFROST. IF THEY HIT GOLD, THEY THEN
TUNNELED HORIZONTALLY, FOLLOWING THE PAY LAYER. TONY’S THEORY — IF THE SHAFT
ISN’T ABANDONED IN THE FIRST 20 FEET, IT WILL
PROVE THAT THE OLD TIMERS FOUND A RICH DEPOSIT
OF PAY ON THE GROUND KEVIN WANTS TO MINE. MIKE BRINGS IN THE 700
TO INVESTIGATE. ♪♪ -HEY.
-THAT’S A [BLEEP] SHAFT. -THAT WENT DOWN A WAYS.
-PARTY IN THE HOLE. GERONIMO!
OH, [BLEEP] [ LAUGHTER ] I SAW MY LIFE FLASH
BEFORE MY EYES RIGHT THERE. YEAH.
THAT’S A STEAM PIPE. Narrator: THE PIPE WAS USED
TO PUMP IN STEAM AND THAW OUT FROZEN GROUND. YEAH. -YEAH.
-I’M GAME. Kevin:
THAT’S PRETTY BALLSY. THAT’S COOL. LOOK AT THAT. Narrator: IT’S TAKEN MIKE
30 MINUTES TO DIG TO THE SAME DEPTH IT TOOK
THE PIONEERS MONTHS TO EXCAVATE BY HAND WITH PICKS AND SHOVELS. THE OLD MINE SHAFT GOES DOWN
OVER 40 FEET, A SURE SIGN THERE IS
GOLD RICH PAY THAT RUNS DEEP
INTO KEVIN’S GROUND. WITH MODERN MINING EQUIPMENT,
HE’LL BE ABLE TO RECOVER THE GOLD THE OLD TIMERS
COULD NEVER REACH.