In a challenging gold mining season at Paradise Hill, Klondike legend Tony Beets set a bold target – to produce 9,000 ounces of gold, the largest figure in his nearly 40-year career. With a massive investment of up to five million dollars in equipment and continuous unforeseen difficulties, this gold mining season became an arduous test.
- Tony Beets aims for his biggest gold mining season in nearly 40 years at Paradise Hill in the Yukon.
- He invested five million dollars in equipment and plans to triple his output to around 9,000 ounces of gold.
- Tony faces challenges, including equipment issues like a broken throttle handle, but improvises with zip ties to keep the operation running.
- Despite setbacks and a failed plan to sell his fleet of barges for a quick million dollars, Tony manages to produce over 8 million dollars’ worth of gold.
- The season falls short of his initial 9,000-ounce target, ending with a total of 4,536 ounces, marking the Beets family’s best season yet.