Across America a new breed of urban treasure hunter is making his mark. These profiteers search for precious metals in unlikely places hoping to turn junk into gold. Today the struggling economy has turned the melting of precious metals into a billion dollar industry. The search takes them from back alleys to the world of high technology. It's a high stakes game where one false move could spell disaster. But these melters risk everything to seek their fortune. (Source: National Geographic Channel)

Episode Info

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Russell and Terence take a trip to an estate sale and meet Retro Robin. Russell quickly surmises that there's not a lot of precious metal valuables, except for a sterling silver tea set. They use an acid test and discover it's real, but now they have to haggle with the tough negotiator Robin if they hope to turn a profit. Meanwhile, Ron and Melanie go to an auction house to bid on silver items. Ron gets carried away and overpays on a bunch of silver pieces.


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Type: Reality
Genres: Buy, Sell & Trade, Competition, Talent, Travel
Status: New Series
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 31, 2013
• Money Meltdown (Alternate Title - UK), (Used In United Kingdom)
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