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Where Is Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue Filmed?

If you've ever thought to yourself, "You know what? I think I would like the show "Bar Rescue" more if they went around saving mismanaged mining facilities instead of bars," then you're in luck –- one of Discovery's newest spinoffs of "Gold Rush" is exactly that. "Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue" follows the titular Freddy Dodge (who has almost 40 years of experience in the mining business) as he goes out of his way to help struggling mine owners who just can't seem to strike it rich (via Discovery.com.

As fans of "Gold Rush" know all too well, the world of gold mining is brutal and unforgiving –- and it's easy for miners who are just starting out to get in way over their heads. Dodge joins forces with fellow "Gold Rush" crew member Jaun Ibarra to overhaul these fledgling mining businesses from top to bottom. Oftentimes they catch these people at the end of their ropes –- and it's a long, arduous process to get their operations back up and running smoothly. One of the most interesting things about the series is discovering just how many places people have decided to look for gold –- from watching the show, you'd think nearly every state in America is filled with hidden riches just below the surface. 

The show is filmed all across America

As such, the series is shot all over the United States making for plenty of variation when it comes to each new episode. In Season 1 alone, the duo travel back and forth between Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, and Oregon (returning to the town of Nome, Alaska twice.) Each episode is shot on location at the mining sites, and the people in the series are all genuine gold miners. In many ways the show is a fantastic glimpse into the variety and beauty of American landscapes: from the mountains of Colorado to the vast mesas of Arizona, the series takes fans all over the U.S. and plops them smack dab in the middle of gold-mining country.

Each of these mining operations has a unique backstory, and the people behind them all have their specific reasons for attempting to make it rich in gold mining. No two episodes are the same -– which is part of the show's charm. Watching Freddy and Juan teach these people how to increase their yield is both informative and heartwarming, and the way the series emphasizes America's natural beauty make it a show unlike any other.