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This reality series follows the exploits of various family-run gold mining businesses as they look for the shiny metal in some very inhospitable environments. Through multiple seasons, the series has focused on different companies working in different locales around the world. The series airs on the Discovery cable network.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
9 Seasons, 183 Episodes
December 3, 2010
Reality
7.2/10
Cast: Paul Christie, Parker Schnabel, Todd Hoffman, Jack Hoffman
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  • Rick Ness and his father, Rick Senior, battle together to open a new cut; Parker struggles with mechanical breakdowns, and a crew member suffers a terrible injury; Tony races to dismantle the final sections of his million-dollar dredge.

  • Parker battles to save his season when his biggest wash plant collapses. Rick makes a shocking discovery about his gold mining claim and turns to his dad for help. Tony races to finish dismantling his dredge but a crucial piece comes crashing down.

  • Torrential rains hit the Klondike and Parker and Rick battle to save their mining operations from being flooded out. Tony sends son Mike on his first voyage as Captain on his tug the Kid Commando.

  • Rick needs a quick fix from Freddy Dodge to keep his season on track. Parker races to get his second wash plant running, but struggles.

  • New mine boss Rick is buckling under debt, if he's going to prove himself to his crew he needs to get his first gold weigh.

  • To save his season, Rick drafts a Gold Rush vet and former member of team Hoffman. Chasing a record-breaking goal, Parker orders an unachievable goal. Tony and Monica fire up their wash plant as they battle to beat Parker to the gold.

  • Disaster strikes when Rick fires up his washplant for the first time. Parker tries a risky plan to keep the gold coming in and must decide on a new foreman to replace Rick. Tony must transport his tug Kid Commando to the dock for a crucial stability test.

  • Rick hunts for a new washplant with his crew. With Parker's ground frozen he must find a way to mine the gold to pay his deposit to Tony. Tony orders son Kevin to train up a new dredgemaster, but a vital piece gets damaged and brings them to a halt.

  • Rick faces mutiny from his crew of greenhorns. Parker visits his parents for advice and makes a decision that affects the rest of his season. Tony's barge hits trouble on its way back to Dawson to finally begin the rebuild of his second monster dredge.

  • New mine boss Rick gathers together his crew of greenhorns and arrives in the Yukon ready to start his season. Parker and Tony face off over royalties and land access in a confrontation that threatens to end one of their seasons before it's even begun.

  • Parker, Rick, Karla, and Sam have crossed Guyana and set up their own gold mine in Marudi, the heart of a modern-day gold rush. But their dreams of jungle gold are derailed by a local land dispute that threatens to turn violent.

  • Parker Schnabel wants to mine in the jungles of Guyana, South America when but an out-of-control water hose leaves him injured and local miners refuse to lease him ground, he's faced with a stark choice double down or head home.

  • Against the advice of the locals, Parker and crew head off alone, deep into uncharted jungle, risking encounters with caiman, jaguars, snakes and venomous spiders. They attempt to cross a quarter mile of raging rapids but the current takes hold of Rick.

  • Having just mined $7 million worth of gold, Parker now wants an even tougher challenge: to mine in the gold-rich jungles of Guyana, South America and learn from the locals. But his longtime foreman Rick is about to drop a bombshell of news in the process.

  • Todd Hoffman sits down to discuss his past eight seasons on Gold Rush and what his exciting next chapter will be.

  • It's judgement day on Parker and Todd's 100-ounce bet. Parker chases a record breaking 7.2 million dollar season total. Todd desperately tries to stop his crew from falling apart. Tony struggles to get his dredge to Dawson before the Yukon River freezes.

  • Tony's dredge teardown hits a wall when they attempt to remove the heaviest piece yet. Todd's son, Hunter demands a change of mine site if they're going to have a future. Parker makes a bid for independence on his own claim, but Tony stands in his way.

  • Parker fulfils a life time ambition when he buys his first Klondike claim. Plus, Todd attempts to use chemical integrity to break a monster boulder that's in his path.

  • Parker suspects Tony of sabotage on his new ground and confronts him. Todd's new washplant hits the noise limits for local regulations and they must find a bush fix to solve the problem. Tony Beets takes on his biggest challenge yet in tearing down his second dredge.

  • The crew give a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road, showing they need to get the gold. And, there's a look back at the biggest payouts of gold, crab cash, and treasure.

  • Parker threatens to shut down Rick's Indian River operation after production drops. Disaster strikes for Tony and Todd gives his crew a shock ultimatum.

  • Parker Schnabel takes on a massive wash-plant move on his own. Todd Hoffman races to set up new trommel and faces a medical emergency, while Tony Beets' daughter Monica makes a $200,000 mistake.

  • Parker Schnabel's opens a brand-new cut, but his crew gets stuck in the mud. Todd tries to get Hunter back on the team to assemble a new wash-plant and Tony's stuck up the creek without a barge.

  • Hunter Hoffman makes a rookie mistake that causes dysfunction in the team. Tony Beets has to improvise to tear down his second dredge. Parker Schnabel risks damaging his washplant as he races to finish his last cut at Scribner Creek.

  • Todd's Colorado mine is in the path of a rare solar eclipse, but he's in trouble with less than 800 ounces this season. Meanwhile, Rick has bad news for Parker.

  • Todd discovers a historic mine that could turn his season around and battles monster boulders to get to gold. Tony mounts a massive operation to replace a 24-ton bucket line and Parker's parents arrive for his birthday bearing extraordinary gifts.

  • Parker Schnabel is halfway through the season, but nowhere near halfway his goal. Plus, Tony Beets is ready to barge the bucket line down the Yukon River.

  • In Colorado, Todd's only hope for the season rests on a new claim, 'the jewellery box' - but has it already been mined out? And, Freddy drops a bombshell.

  • Todd is falling way short of his target and with his business struggling, he faces a tough ultimatum. Plus, Parker must move Sluicifer but is short on crew.

  • A massive forest fire tears through the Klondike towards Parker's claim threatening to end his season. Tony's desperately needs his barge to run, but can Sheamus deliver?

  • Todd shuts down his operations to support Freddy Dodge as he pleads with the county commissioners to allow him to mine his claim. Plus, Kevin has bad news.

  • While Parker Schnabel fights rising floodwaters to save his cut, Hunter Hoffman makes a bold decision shut down his operation and his father's.

  • When Todd Hoffman's water supply is ruled illegal, Freddy comes up with a plan to save the day. Tony undertakes a $600,000 upgrade of dredge #1.

  • Todd interferes with son Hunter's wash-plant, pushing their relationship to a breaking point. Parker battles to maneuver a 150 foot super conveyor and Tony desperately needs dredge #1 to deliver gold but frozen ice may derail his plans.

  • A rogue gunman fires shots at the Hoffman crew. Frozen ground destroys Parker Schnabel's dozers. Tony Beets starts to tear apart his 500 ton dredge.

  • Parker and Todd go head to head as they lay down the exact same gold-weight goal for their season, whilst Tony Beets fires up his second ancient dredge.

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