It’s still early in mining season, but miners are ripping through hard ground to bring in the gold. Ken’s push to move enough dirt to pay his crew by end of month is sidelined when miners he owes money to come knocking, seizing one of his sluice plan... (more)ts. Big Al smells gold in the ground, but has to move his massive sluice to test his theory. But when prized excavator Big Girl goes down for the count, Big Al is shut out of the new cut until parts arrive. Cam’s brother-in-law and business partner, Dennis, destroys a key piece of gear trying to crack bedrock and get at a rich seam of gold underneath. Dennis has to find a way to scrape $10,000 out of hostile ground to replace the part or face permanent shutdown.