By: Jodi Westrick
Last week you met the great cast of Ice Cold Gold in our season premiere. Tune in again this Sunday at 10PM E/P to see what new discoveries the crew is making in Greenland.
In the meantime, we had a chance to talk with hard rock miner Josh Feldman in an effort to get to know him a bit better. Learn about his experience growing up in Arizona, what brought him to Greenland and why he hates the cold below!
Animal Planet (AP): Tell us a little about yourself. You’re from Arizona, and you, your brother and your best friend (Gator) were brought on for your hard-rock mining expertise. What is life like for you in Arizona?
Josh Feldman (JF): I spent my life growing up in Apache Junction, Ariz., where my family owns some gold rock mine property. That's where my expertise comes from - I grew up in the mines and worked there through the years. When we wound up with this opportunity to take off and go to Greenland, I thought what better way to test my skills. It seemed like the ultimate adventure and what better place could there be to find gold?
The appeal of heading to Greenland was that it had been untouched. Our mines in Arizona have been around for over 100 years - we didn't get to find them first hand. That opportunity of discovery is gone for me in Arizona, but I had that chance in Greenland. It wasn't the dessert - but I still had to use the same instincts: follow my nose and set off to discover some unknown properties. That's the dream - that's what made me want to go to Greenland.