Ian Foster from "Bering Sea Gold" stars in the Discovery Channel reality docu-series. He is the owner of The Sluicey, a 6” suction dredge, converted from a Jon boat that is 19 feet in length, with a 25-foot hose.

Ian Foster ("Bering Sea Gold") gave up his job as a social worker to become a first-time gold dredger. If The Christine Rose is the show’s Goliath, The Sluicey is its David. Built in the fall of 2010, Ian Foster's rig is a modified skiff with a pontoon attached to one side that barely seats two. He and Scott Foster (unrelated) work with one diver vacuuming the ocean floor with the other monitoring the machinery on board. The Sluicey is tiny, but Ian is only too happy to point out “it’s not the size of the dredge, it’s how you use it.”

Ian is finally taking a risk he’s been contemplating for the last couple years: he’s quit his full-time government job to take a stab at making his living as a gold dredger. With a psychology degree from BYU, Ian has traveled the world: he was a missionary in Venezuela, did humanitarian work in Africa, mined underground in eastern Utah, and most recently, handled abuse cases as a social worker in rural Alaska. Thoughtful and articulate, he faces huge odds stacked against him as a greenhorn gold dredger — and with a sharp learning curve, he’ll have to sink or swim.

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Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼37 years old
Current Residence: Nome, AK

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