GPAA: Fourth Episode of Alaskan to Air Saturday

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In the fourth episode, “An Armada”, the stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush have arrived at the head waters of the Yukon River and must build boats to carry them to the gold fields. At the Cripple River Mining Camp, some of the crew members are finishing last-minute repairs, while others begin development on a road connecting the outer camps, said Supervising Producer Greg Miller for the Gold Prospectors Association of America.

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Alaskan: A Modern Day Gold Rush

Gold fever is a real disease and this season of “Alaskan” does a great job of painting that picture. The history of the Klondike Gold Rush is fascinating. Myself as well as the rest of the production crew are excited to bring that story back to life.

The fourth episode of "Alaskan: A Modern Day Gold Rush" is set to premiere on Outdoor Channel Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. ET.

In the fourth episode, "An Armada”, the stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush have arrived at the head waters of the Yukon River and must build boats to carry them to the gold fields. At the Cripple River Mining Camp, some of the crew members are finishing last-minute repairs, while others begin development on a road connecting the outer camps, said Supervising Producer Greg Miller.

The series, produced by the Gold Prospectors Association of America, offers viewers an intriguing, thoughtful look into the lives of more than 400 gold prospectors who spend their summer months battling the elements that make up a city of gold — Nome, Alaska, Miller said.

Outdoor Channel viewers will never forget the sights, sounds, souls and stories that make up one of Alaska’s oldest and most important gold rush cities, he said.

Featuring interviews with historians from coastal towns across the state of Alaska, this season of Alaskan will document the entire state of Alaska’s rich gold history right along side a modern-day gold rush taking place in Nome. More than 400 hopefuls involved with the Gold Prospectors Association of America’s Alaska Gold Expedition will be spending their summer following in the footsteps of old-time miners in search of their own treasures, including the camaraderie of fellow prospectors and the bonanza of gold in the bottom of their pans, he said.

“The highly anticipated second season of "Alaskan", one of Outdoor Channel’s most successful new series, is sure to entertain as well as educate viewers on one of today’s hottest topics: Gold!," Miller said.

"Gold fever is a real disease and this season of “Alaskan” does a great job of painting that picture. The history of the Klondike Gold Rush is fascinating. Myself as well as the rest of the production crew are excited to bring that story back to life," he said

For more information, go to the Alaskan: A Modern Day Gold Rush website. To find out more about gold prospecting go to the Gold Prospectors Association of America website. To attend one of 20 GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows in 2012, go to GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows.

The Gold Prospectors Association of America also produces Gold Fever with host Tom Massie, which airs on Outdoor Channel.

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