TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – With green-gilded visions of striking it rich, Jade City miners in Northern B.C. are drilling headlong through unforgiving mountainous terrain in search of jade, as the demand for the lustrous gemstone continues to skyrocket – fueled by an insatiable demand from China. With fortune or failure hanging in the balance as the miners of Jade City endeavour to unearth million dollar boulders, viewers across Canada can catch a double dose of JADE FEVER, with the premiere of back-to-back episodes of the all-new, unscripted series airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. PT beginning March 31 on Discovery. The Bunce family are at the apex of the 12-episode, half-hour series, which takes viewers along on their rocky, exciting, and dramatic search to dig up a fortune in jade.
Claudia, her husband Robin Bunce, their hot-headed teenaged son Josh, along with Chinese-Canadian business partner Alan Qiao, have their hands full working two claims in Northern B.C.’s Cassiar Mountains, where their drillers are eager to hit an elusive lens of high-grade nephrite jade. The Bunces recognize their hunt for jade is a gamble replete with challenges: deploying equipment requires a 120 km overland trek over a dirt trail, through rivers, around rocks, and over mud – with no guarantees of striking the right rock. Tensions rise in proportion with the challenging landscape, and drama is par for the course as the Bunces try to rein in a motley crew of miners, son Josh’s rebellious streak, shrinking budgets, expectations of new investors from Beijing, and precious few jade finds. The only guarantee is that the miners of Jade City are in for a tumultuous season.
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