We’ve all heard of pots of gold at the end of rainbows — but what about potholes filled with gold formed by a raging river?
On tonight’s Devil’s Canyon, daring prospector Ben van der Valk rappels down to deep holes formed in rock by a cascading torrent in the hope of uncovering legendary nuggets.
Last week, fellow prospector Boyce Goff, Jr. struck chunky gold nugget Nirvana in a natural stream where the precious metal had settled in the cushiony clay.
Tonight, Ben risks his life in the hope of a similar haul as he heads down the side of a rocky cliff with a waterfall raging behind him.
The rocks are ultra slippery as he holds on for dear life, getting to a landing area where he has spotted some river-formed potholes which he hopes are filled with gold nuggets.
In our exclusive clip, he spends time removing the top layer of debris and sluicing what’s underneath — and is about to give up after his hands go numb from cold.
But just as he’s about to leave he spots something in his pan, yelling: “Holy ****!”
Devil’s Canyon follows three gold prospectors — Ben, Boyce, and John Belcik — as they go on a perilous hunt for riches.
Their search takes them to a treacherous canyon in Canada’s British Columbia which has long been rumored to be cursed.
Devil’s Canyon airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Discovery.