In November 2011, twelve of Alabama's toughest will travel dangerously deep into the Amazon interior of Guyana in the most death defying gold rush of all time. Inspired by 19th century prospectors, this crew is led by Tim Nelson, a 4th generation Alabaman, who has experience working with the indigenous people of Guyana from his business leasing them mining equipment. Now, Tim wants to stake a claim for himself and his team with hopes of hitting it rich on land purported to hold upwards of $20 million worth of gold.
Tim and his crew will follow in the footsteps of failed South American mining expeditions, stretching back for centuries. With massive machinery and a down and dirty American work ethic, this group will face deadly bushwhacker snakes, swarms of malarial mosquitoes, and an unforgiving environment that threatens to put them out of business on a daily basis.
They'll have to move over 100 tons of heavy equipment across more than 200 miles of rugged rainforest, all before mining one ounce of gold in an area never before touched by outsiders. BAMAZON follows the story of these "Bama boys" from their first treacherous steps in a foreign land to the last ounce of gold brought to market.