Monica Stokley

Monica Stokley Writer Bering Sea Paydirt

Articles by Monica

Tasmanian Gold Sniping Levi Triffitt

Tasmanian finds $2,000 of gold PER DAY using a bottle and a stick

Levi Triffitt makes his longest trip yet to an untouched Tasmanian creek filled with gold. Why do the best gold prospecting videos keep coming out of Tasmania?

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Buy gold from Todd Hoffman

Buy Todd Hoffman’s Gold: Exclusive Nuggets from Mammoth Valley

Learn how you can buy exclusive gold and gold nuggets from Todd Hoffman’s Mammoth Valley Claim, as featured in the hit show Hoffman Family Gold. Explore the unique offerings available, and uncover the fascinating connection between Todd’s land-based gold and our Bering Sea Paydirt.

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Gold Paydirt You Can Buy on Amazon

Discover the best Gold Paydirt on Amazon as we sift through the options to bring you top-notch choices! Delve into detailed reviews, pros, cons, and real customer insights to find the ideal paydirt for an exhilarating gold panning adventure. Upgrade your treasure hunting game now!

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How to make money with gold

Make Money with Gold: 12 Creative Ways for Prospectors to Cash In

Discover how to make money with gold through 12 creative ways for gold prospectors, including real-life success stories and handy getting started tips. Learn unconventional gold selling methods and ways to profit without selling your gold. See how everyday prospectors turn their passion into a rewarding adventure!

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Different Types of Gold – The Field Guide

Embark on a captivating journey through the world of gold, as we reveal the secrets behind the different types of gold, from tiny flour gold to crystalized gold. This field guide will have you prospecting and identifying gold formations like a true expert. Uncover the fascinating details and easily identify the rarest types of gold.

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how to find gold in the desert

The Complete Guide to Prospecting for Placer Gold in the Desert

Everything you need to know about finding gold in the desert. From what to look for, the tools you’ll need and how to get on the gold!

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Is gold magnetic?

Is Gold Magnetic? How to Use a Magnet to Spot Fake Gold

Unlock the power of diamagnetism and learn how to spot fake gold like a pro with a simple tool. Discover the prospector’s secret weapon in this informative and entertaining article. Get ahead of the game and don’t be fooled again.

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buy sluice box online

The Best Sluice Boxes You Can Get on Amazon in 2023

Looking for the best sluice box on Amazon for your gold prospecting adventures? We list the top-rated options with real user reviews with pros and cons. Find the perfect sluice box for you today

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Lost Creek Gold Mine

Slumach’s Lost Mine: The Elusive Cursed Fortune of Pitt Lake

A curse, unsolved mysteries, lost gold, and disappearances in the wilderness – the legend of Slumach’s lost mine has captivated adventurers for over a century. Discover the thrilling tale of this elusive treasure and the seekers who risked it all in search of it.

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Gold Divers New Season

Everything We Know about Bering Sea Gold Season 16

Get ready for an adventure on the icy waters of the Bering Sea! Find out everything we know so far about Bering Sea Gold Season 16, including who’s back and who’s new. Keep checking back for updates on Bering Sea Gold Season 16 news and information!

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new gold rush

Record Rain & Snow Brings a New Gold Rush to the West in 2023

Experts say highly unusual weather will likely make 2023 the most fruitful gold prospecting in the last decade! Learn the secrets of finding gold after flooding with our expert guide.

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family friendly places where kids can pan for gold

Family Friendly Places to Pan for Gold With Kids

Discover family-friendly places to pan for gold while learning about history! Our article lists the best destinations where kids and adults can experience the thrill of gold prospecting together. Explore these educational and fun activities that will make for an unforgettable family adventure!

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Stream Bering Sea Gold Season 15 on Discovery

Bering Sea Gold Season 15 is now on Discovery+

When the return of Bering Sea Gold Season 15 was announced fans were excited to see their favorite Alaskan gold dredgers hit the water. The wait is finally over! The entire season of BSG Season 15 is now out on Discovery+, so you can binge all its super-sized episodes.

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Where is the purest gold in the world found

Where is the purest gold in the world found? This isolated country…

If you can get past the fact that everything wants to kill you, it’s also where you’ll find the purest gold and gold nuggets in the world, with an average purity of around 93-98%. Some legendary nuggets from this country have been known to have a purity of over 99%!

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how is a troy ounce difference from a regular ounce

What is a Troy Ounce?

How much does an ounce of gold really weigh? What’s the difference between an ounce and a troy ounce? Did you know a troy ounce has more grams?

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How to Test the Purity of Gold Nuggets & Placer Gold Dust

How to Test the Purity of Gold Nuggets & Placer Gold Dust

We know that gold found in nature isn’t 100% pure. But the good news is testing the purity of your gold can be cheap, easy and fun. And you can do it right from your home! So in this guide we’re going to give you four ways you can test the purity of your gold. Two of these methods can be done at home, and two can be done with the help of a professional.

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Gold Nugget Purity

How Pure Are Gold Nuggets?

Gold nuggets, also known as placer gold, are never 100% pure. A nugget can be as low as 50% pure gold or as high as 95%. Read our guide!

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the best gold pan for panning gold

What Gold Pan is Best for Panning?

The gold pan is an essential tool for both novice prospectors and seasoned veterans panning for gold. It’s the first and last tool used in gold prospecting. Which ones do real gold prospectors use?

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what is placer gold

What is placer gold and how much is it worth?

What is placer gold? Isn’t gold just gold? Placer gold is the type of gold you see them mining for on popular tv shows and is different from lode gold.

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How did gold get into the Bering Sea?

Why is there gold in the Bering Sea?

Everyone has a theory as to how gold made its way into the Bering Sea. We assembled the most likely and most outrageous ones for you!

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Mike Rowe interview Bering Sea Gold Shawn Pomrenke

5 Things We Learned About Shawn Pomrenke From Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe, narrator of Bering Sea Gold and star of Dirty Jobs, interviews Mr. Gold himself, Shawn Pomrenke on his podcast The Way I Heard It With Mike Rowe.

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Kris Kelly Excavator Dredge Mistress

Man Mines Kris Kelly’s Mistress, Makes Gold

Kris Kelly’s The Mistress vs Shawn Pomrenke’s Myrtle Irene – Who has more gold on their deck? Bryan Wilder, from American Gold Prospectors and Diver for Vernon Adkison, finds out!

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tools to find gold

Strike Gold with These 12 Gifts for Prospectors

The best gifts for gold prospectors and gold miners. Not sure what to get the gold prospector or anyone who loves gold? Our guide will help you get them the perfect gift that they’ll love.

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Pioneer Pauly spends the night on Shawn Pomrenke's MegaDredge

“Inside the boat it was very creepy. I kept hearing knocking and possible mice. I didn’t sleep very well that night!” Pioneer Pauly Sneaks onto Shawn Pomrenke’s Mega Dredge

Adventurous Youtuber and gold prospector, PioneerPauly, spends the night on Shawn Pomrenke’s abandoned Mega Dredge.

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Real Gold Paydirt from the Bering Sea

How to Find the Right Gold Paydirt for You

Real gold paydirt is a fun way to prospect at home! But watch out, because not all gold paydirt sold online is a good deal. Before you buy that bag, know what to expect.

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Where is Hank Schimschat Bering Sea Gold

What Happened to Hank Schimschat? Exclusive Interview!

Hank Schimschat was on Bering Sea Gold for 2 season before disappearing, In our exclusive interview he tells us what happened and what he’s been doing since.

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how they film underwater

How They Film the Underwater Footage on Bering Sea Gold

Executive Producer for Bering Sea Gold, Eric Lange share how they get all that amazing underwater footage we see on the show.

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Bering Sea Mega Dredge

EXCLUSIVE Shawn Pomrenke Reveals Plans for the Mega Dredge After Years of Silence!

Shawn Pomrenke tells us exactly what is happening with the Mega Dredge! Fans have been wondering and we’ve got the answer straight from Mr. Gold himself!

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Gold Show Jungle Gold

What is Jungle Gold? The Craziest Gold Mining Show Ever

Jungle Gold debuted on the Discovery channel in 2012. It was two short seasons of mining disasters, issues with locals, armed militias and wild accusations

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Bering Sea Gold Fathers

Fatherhood According to the Cast of Bering Sea Gold

We’re celebrating Father’s Day by taking a look at the Cast of Bering Sea Gold and how the fathers on the show stack up.

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Nome Gold Rush History

Claim Jumpers & Crooked Politicians – Nome Gold Rush History Pt 2

The Nome Gold Rush History, pt 2. A Corrupt Judge and Greedy Politicians try to steal the best claims in Nome, Alaska in the least known Nome conspiracy

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Nome Gold Rush History

The Beginning of the Nome Gold Rush (In Pictures)

The Nome Gold Rush lasted officially from 1898 until 1909. In the first part of this multiple part series we look at the beginning of the Nome Gold Rush.

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Bering Sea Gold 2022

Bering Sea Gold Season 15 Preview Part 2

We Breakdown the Bering Sea Gold Season 15 Preview that we didn’t cover in the Fight Edition! With more drama, special guests and a new dredge? Check it out!

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Zeke Tenhoff Engaged

Zeke Tenhoff is Engaged!

Congratulations to our Mad Scientist, Zeke Tenhoff as he made a major announcement on social media, he’s engaged!

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Steve Riedel Cold is Gold

Steve Riedel Was Right: Cold IS Gold

A new look at the now infamous moment when Bering Sea Gold Steve Riedel turned down the divers water temperature. Is Steve really a genius?

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Highbanking for gold

Gold Highbanking: An Ounce a Day Mining the Beaches of Nome

When the weather is too rough to dredge on the Bering Sea what’s a miner to do? Gold Highbanking on the beaches of Nome to help keep gold in their pockets.

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Bering Sea Gold New season preview

Bering Sea Gold Season 15 Preview – Fight Edition!

On The Dirt, we breakdown the Bering Sea Gold Season 15 preview fight! Who was fighting who on the dock? We finally see Kris Kelly’s new dredge.

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Where do Gold Rush miners sell their gold?

Where do gold miners (like the guys from Gold Rush) sell their gold?

As gold miners ourselves, we can tell you the three main ways gold diggers like us sell their gold. Usually it’s a question of how much do they need cash and how honest they want to be. Speaking of, don’t tell the IRS about #1…

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Parker Schnabel gold mine

Parker Schnabel Tells You How to Work for Him in Facebook Video

Parker Schnabel of Gold Rush has been giving advice on how to get your start as a miner, and we’re going to sum up those points for you here in our latest guide

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Common Mistakes new gold dredgers make

5 Biggest Mistakes New Gold Dredgers Make in Nome, Alaska

Every season, people come to Nome to mine for gold and fail. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes new gold dredgers make and how to avoid them.

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Shawn Pomrenke Gold Divers 2022

NEXT SEASON: Shawn Pomrenke’s heroic rescue during Bering Sea storm!

Are we going to see another heroic rescue of a boat in danger on this upcoming season of Bering Sea Gold? Is Shawn Pomrenke a superhero?

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Emily Riedel Bering Sea Gold Ice Mining

Why Ice Mining Sucks (according to Emily Riedel)

Here’s what you didn’t know about the ice mining season, the dangers of the job, and why the government stops ice miners on April 15th for their own safety.

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Kris Kelly New Dredge

Did Kris Kelly Quit Gold Diving?

Kris Kelly looks to be building a bucket dredge does this mean he’s given up driving for gold and is going to scoop it up instead?

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