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Aussie Gold Hunters’ producers on the hunt for Goldfields talent

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Carwyn MonckKalgoorlie Miner
Aussie Gold Hunters producers are searching for passionate goldminers and prospectors to share their stories on an upcoming series. Pictured is Marcus McGuire and Linden Brownley who previously starred on the show.
Camera IconAussie Gold Hunters producers are searching for passionate goldminers and prospectors to share their stories on an upcoming series. Pictured is Marcus McGuire and Linden Brownley who previously starred on the show. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Local goldminers and prospectors have a unique opportunity to share their stories on an upcoming series of Aussie Gold Hunters.

Producers of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show are searching for passionate and skilled gold hunters with compelling stories to share during the 10th series of the show.

A casting call has been put out to Goldfielders from all walks of life who have caught gold fever.

Electric Pictures series producer Jason Giberti said they were searching for everyday Australians who had a passion for gold hunting.

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“We’re looking for interesting characters of any level, aspirational (prospectors) or big-time miners, who are willing to let us tell their story,” he said.

The popular gold prospecting series has showcased many familiar faces and landscapes from across the Goldfields while capturing the hearts of fans across the globe.

Giberti credited the show’s popularity to its ability to showcase the trials and tribulations of real-life prospectors from all walks of life.

“In one episode you get to see somebody potentially bring in $300,000 worth of gold, but then in the same episode, you have an aspirational team that’s going out there with just a metal detector and pure grit, trying to find a life-changing fortune ... so I think it just appeals to everybody,” he said.

“The gold is important, but it’s really (about) the interpersonal stories in the journey.

“We want to see them struggle, but ultimately we want to see them overcome these struggles and put a bit of gold on the scales.”

With the Australian gold price surging to more than $3000 per ounce in recent months, Mr Giberti said there was more competition than ever for prospectors to find the precious metal.

A Cast of Thousands casting director Graeme de Vallance has joined Electric Pictures to unearth “genuine, salt of the earth” characters for the upcoming series.

“When you’re trying to find people for TV shows like this, you’re looking for genuine warmth and authenticity,” de Vallance said.

“It’s almost romantic I think for us Australians to see these great characters who are going out there and doing something that most of us could only dream of.”

Anyone interested in applying can do so online at www.goldhuntercasting.com.

“It’s a really simple process, they answer a few questions about themselves and upload a photo and then we’ve got the task of reading through those applications,” de Vallance said.

Applications close 5pm on January 12.

Filming for series 10 will start in March.

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