Will Claudia and Robin Bunce finally find that elusive million-dollar jade boulder? We’re all about to find out as season 3 of Discovery’s popular Canadian mining series Jade Fever premieres next month on Discovery Canada.
While season 3 gets off to a promising start after the Bunce family builds a new partnership with Peter Niu, the relationship quickly starts to sour when boulder after boulder near the Wolverine camp ends in failure.
And just when the Bunce’s think things couldn’t get any worse, Claudia and Robin learn that part of their campsite is sitting on someone else’s claim, scrambling them to activate other claims.
But things start to look up when Claudia and Robin’s son Justin and his friend, Mike Mee, come up with a strategy to finish the season off strong. With shifts doubled up and work continuing under lights during the dead of night, it’s a desperate race against time to save the jade mining season.
Jade Fever season three premieres Tuesday, March 7, at 10:00 p.m. ET, on the Discovery Channel with back-to-back 30 minute episodes every Tuesday over the season’s six-week run. The original Canadian series follows the intense adventures of the Bunce family as they gamble in search of million-dollar boulders of jade in Northern B.C.’s Cassiar Mountains.
Here’s a sneek peek at episode highlights from Season 3 of Jade Fever
Tuesday, March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT
It’s a new year and Claudia Bunce has a new partner for the season, Peter Niu. The partners are finally able to finalize a deal which will allow them to mine a new site near their camp at Wolverine. The new jade camp is located up a long trail to the mountain, making for a bone-jarring climb. Claudia’s patience is tested as, for the first time, she’s in the driver’s seat of a 60-ton rock truck heading up the treacherous trek. And if the journey wasn’t stressful enough, one of the excavators catches fire.
Breakdowns and Meltdowns
Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
The Bunces struggle to lead their crew and equipment across rivers and over boulder-strewn paths to reach their jade camp at Wolverine. On the trip, Claudia has a meltdown while driving the rock truck. Meanwhile, crew member Gary runs out of gas and finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Tuesday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT
The Bunces set up a new mining camp in hopes of impressing their urbanite business partners. At the same time, tempers soar when Claudia and Robin clash with their son Josh while unloading some platforms. Later, the first few days of mining don’t offer much hope for the rest of the season until crew member Guy Marital makes a stunning discovery. Then, Marital struggles to make it into the Wolverine camp with the excavator.
Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
The first boulder of the season proves challenging to get back to camp. Once the Bunces and their crew finally get it there, Claudia and her new partners disagree on the best way to cut it. Later, Robin and his newly first aid-trained son Josh clash over camp safety procedures. But when Claudia injures herself, Josh springs into action.
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