'Jungle Gold' finale: Scott Lomu and George Wright face danger

When Discovery's "Jungle Gold" airs its behind the scenes special and two-hour season finale starting at 8 p.m. ET Friday (Sept. 6), fans will learn that mining gold is just as dangerous today as it was a century or so ago -- and it's not just about the physical risks of the mining itself.As reported in South African media back in May, the Ghanaian government went on the hunt for Utah-based miners Scott Lomu and George Wright, because of alleged "severe brutalities" seen in the show, and because, in terms of small-scale mining, "non-Ghanaians are illegal."In addition, Alhaji Isunah Fuseini, Ghana's minister for lands and natural resources, said on a Ghana radio show, that "Jungle Gold" portrays Ghana "as a jungle, where no laws exist and where people can come and act with impunity, and that we don't regulate mining in the country."As a result of the dispute -- in which the miners and the...


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