Tony Beets’ High-Stakes Treasure Hunt:
Tony Beets, known as the King of the Klondike, is undertaking a high-stakes treasure hunt at Paradise Hill, where the fabled white Channel pay runs through the claim, promising a big payday if successfully mined.
Strategic Mining Approach:
To maximize their chances of hitting the 5,000-ounce target, Tony Beets and his crew are working on two cuts – the nine-acre gold cut and the six-acre blue cut. The goal is to diversify and not rely solely on one area for gold extraction.
Mike Beets’ Critical Role:
Tony’s oldest son, Mike Beets, is tasked with opening up the six-acre blue cut by digging through 100 feet of overburden. The crew faces a tight six-day deadline to complete this task and stay ahead of potential challenges in the mining process.
The mining operation encounters technical challenges, including a leaking dozer and the need for a quick repair. The crew must overcome these obstacles to maintain the pace needed to reach the gold-bearing pay in the blue cut.
Gold Production Progress:
Despite challenges, the Beets family manages to extract a significant amount of gold from the cold cut and reaches the pay in the blue cut. The weekly gold haul is weighed, and the results are promising, contributing to Tony Beets’ overall season goal of 5,000 ounces.