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    thoughts on new series Jungle Gold / Mining in Ghana

    Gold Rush brings humor, while Jungle Gold offers darker look at mining | HULIQ

    I think the locals are coming up with all different ways of siphoning off
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    I had to laugh first show where they dug a ditch & charged a Toll

    I think these guys are making the Hoffman's look like pros.

    pretty sad when they have to go to town & buy & Flip some gold to make $$

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    Nothing good can come from any of these shows.
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    I think it is a horrible show that is mostly scripted.

    The Shaky, jerky camera shots are the same nauseating BS that those fake reality and low budget programs use to try to distract people and make things seem more exciting.

    Also, the way the camera followed the guys as they got REAL with each other and laid out all of their problems and plans and idea's in a scripted way made it seem like a really bad CSI ep, which also has that crappy camera shake BS.

    It is clear that this is just another one of those "Fake" reality TV shows impo.

    This show makes Gold Rush look really good.


    I guess I could have just said "No sir, I dont like it." but I felt that I had to ad more.
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    Couldn't agree with more Neo, coming from an ex actor, that show is 95 percent scripted. The horrible writing with poor acting makes the show a joke. At least in gold fever the scenery is nice! Nothing against Africa, but I would rather be in Alaska.

    If they do not find gold, the network will throw it their trommels for them!
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    I'll watch it every week. It seems more scripted than Gold Rush (at least as far as how the American guys are) but I'm not watching it for the acting. Some of that stuff, like dealing with the locals and the Chinese miners, looks kinda crazy. Looking at the bigger picture, it's a glimpse in to what it might be like gold mining down there, I find it interesting. I'd pick mining in Alaska over Ghana any day though.

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    If they put Summer Glau in it, Jeff and I would both watch every episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camocreek View Post
    I'll watch it every week. It seems more scripted than Gold Rush (at least as far as how the American guys are) but I'm not watching it for the acting. Some of that stuff, like dealing with the locals and the Chinese miners, looks kinda crazy. Looking at the bigger picture, it's a glimpse in to what it might be like gold mining down there, I find it interesting. I'd pick mining in Alaska over Ghana any day though.
    what I don't get, if the Chinese miners are allowed to have guns & fire them off when someone approaches,
    why aren't they carrying weapons ?

    or is it because in reality, the miners with guns & the gun shots were staged for the show ?
    & the chinese Miners were very friendly ? after all it's not like anyone over there to mine needs to worry about other miners.

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    It's so fake.. That blonde guy is such a meathead. Just makes us Americans look bad.

    I wish Discovery would make a REAL gold show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertNuggets View Post
    It's so fake.. That blonde guy is such a meathead. Just makes us Americans look bad.

    I wish Discovery would make a REAL gold show.
    He reminds me so much of the fool from Bering Sea, that was always crying he had to pay his support or go to jail.
    only difference no attitude yet

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    haha,i think the ONLY thing thats going to help this show is if they bring in some pretty ladies and mud wrestling! that will raise its ratings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa

    He reminds me so much of the fool from Bering Sea, that was always crying he had to pay his support or go to jail.
    only difference no attitude yet
    Yes he does eh! Talking to a very seasoned prospector who goes to Nome every year and knows the crews well, he said "Scott, the jerk" is actually paid more to be a dick and create trouble which creates drama. In real life the guy is very mellow, and just a normal guy. This wouldn't suprise me in any way, since they are all actors/miners at this point. More rating means more cash for each role.

    I still like the show and enjoy the thought of going to Alaska to prospect one day!

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    Too much drama. Gold Rush has played it out also. Lets see some diggin, gold findin, big grinnin miners doing what they do best.
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    Hello all, I agree with all the comments above. I will all however add my two cents. I have brought this up on other forums and will say the same thing here. I do not watch or support either of these shows. The money end of these shows comes from the Sierra Club, Earth First, Audubon Society and other affiliates. I and many others have already researched this over and over and if you watch or support these shows you are enabling the above clubs which are out to end mining in any fashion, anywhere. This is a political move. Why do you think they make the miners look so stupid ? Are we stupid ? Many people other than miners watch these shows and think we are all stupid based on what they watch and see. Just my opinion but I will not support their effort to get rid of me, or you. TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS

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    Ughh Trinity, I hate to agree there, but you might be on to something there. Funding from networks does coming "sponsers", well at least alot of it..

    This would be a shame if the peeps trying to shut us down are the ones making these gold shows to make us look like fools. Maybe! Hope not.. Nothing suprises me anymore especially when politics and money are involved eh..

    Off topic but I have been pondering buying a share in a claim.. It's costly but anyway, someone told me to hold off for a year or two. He thinks that small scale miners might be getting their claims "takin away" from them in the next few years. F me! That would be soooooo wrong in so many ways. Not sure what to do.. Seems we are really getting backed into a corner here with rights. And sadly.. A bunch of miners might not be able to fight off the officials with very very deep pockets with judges on there team.. Cuz we all know that's politics.. Not votes.. Money..

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    Mellowyellow, I have not heard anything about the claim thing. I would think that would involve making substantial changes to the 1872 Mining Law. TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS

 

 
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