Jade Fever

Season 4 available on Discovery GO

Cast Info

Claudia Bunce
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Claudia Bunce

“We are on our way to the penthouse…or the outhouse.”

Born in Pforzheim, Germany, Claudia Bunce’s family moved to British Columbia when she was very young. In the 1960s, Claudia’s father Steve, a jade miner himself, moved their family to the area now known as Jade City. It was in her childhood when Bunce fell in love with jade. As an adult, Bunce returned to Jade City, eventually taking ownership of the Cassiar Mountain Jade store and helping set up Dease Lake Jade Mining. Now with the help of the 35 townspeople in the area, Bunce and her husband Robin are trying to realize their dream: to establish Jade City as the jade capital of Canada. Unofficially the town mayor and mother, Bunce keeps everything running smoothly and is never afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Beneath her tough exterior though, is a woman who loves her family first and jade second.

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT CLAUDIA: She is a hoarder of all things, loves to paint and collects children’s books and cookbooks.

Robin Bunce
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Robin Bunce

“I sure hope my wife knows what she’s doing.” – Robin Bunce

Robin Bunce was born in Prince George and it was there that he met Claudia while she was working on his sister’s food truck. The two fell in love, got married, and had two sons named Justin and Joshua. Bunce may not always wear the pants in the family, but as the mine manager, he keeps the mine operations on track—working tirelessly to find the million-dollar boulder that could change his family’s luck. Bunce has a love for anything automotive and the talent to fix and refurbish anything with an engine and four wheels.

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ROBIN: He loves energy drinks and is known to have Rockets (the candy) on hand at all times.

Joshua Bunce
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Joshua Bunce

“How many high school dropouts are making the kind of money I am…other than my mom and dad.”

Joshua Bunce is Claudia and Robin’s youngest son and loves to run his mouth as much as he loves to run his pick up. Bunce learned most of what he knows from his mom and dad, and spent his youth in Jade City—a playground for fishing, snowmobiling and mining. Bunce lived and worked in Smithers before moving back home to run heavy machinery for his parents’ company. His passion for jade runs deep, but his temper could prevent him from taking over the family business, something he hopes to do one day.

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT JOSHUA: Joshua loves trucks, his dog Cooper and tattoos. He’s tough as nails but runs the other way when he sees a spider.

Guy Marital
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Guy Marital

Guy Marital loves a lukewarm beer in his hand and good friends by his side or is it a good beer in his hand and lukewarm friends by his side? This French Canadian likes to keep life simple—friends, family, his dog, hard work and you guessed it…beer. If Marital could make enough money during the jade mining season to chill till the next season starts, he feels he’d have it made. In the meantime, he drives trucks on the ice roads in Northern B.C. in the off-season. And back to the question of lukewarm beer or lukewarm friends Marital says “if you can stomach a lukewarm beer, you will never have to turn one down!”. So good friends it is. That’s not too pretty bad.

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