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There is gold in those hills! At least this is what the miners of Gold Rush: Alaska is looking for. Alaska has long been one of the locations throughout the United States that has boasted gold. Of course, it is all about locating the gold and extracting it. It is free game for the different miners traveling to the state, and fir them to try and excavate the gold from Alaska. Alaska has been the sight for the better part of 100 years where individuals are going out an d searching for the gold. Whether it is large companies or individuals attempting to do just this, there is always that mind set of striking it rich and making it big. Of course, it is more work than just this, and often requires individuals to work countless days, if not months without ever finding anything.

There are several different Gold Rush programs available on Discovery. These different programs focus in on different areas of the world, where individuals are attempting to locate gold and excavate it. These individuals don't want to set up a large mining process right in one location before they find gold yet, thigh is why they usually go in on their own first and try to locate the gold. Once they find the gold themselves through centuries old processes of sifting, they are able to bring in larger equipment and begin processing the surrounding earth. Gold Rush: Alaska is just like the other Gold Rush programs, only it stays right in Alaska.

In Gold Rush: Alaska, the miners are forced to deal with the elements, which is often more of a problem than actually fining the bold. From extreme temperature drops to winter storms, there seems to always be something going on, preventing the minders from finding the gold. It's as if the state just doesn't want them there and is trying in its power to push it out. This usually doesn't detour those looking for gold, though, as the miners continue on, searching for gold and digging throughout the region, just to find one hot spot for gold.

If you are a fan of actual reality shows where individuals are performing real life jobs, with all the drama of people often fighting at wits end, then Gold Rush: Alaska is the perfect show for you, and it's time for you to catch up with the current season.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
7 Seasons, 143 Episodes
December 3, 2010
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Gold Rush: Alaska Full Episode Guide

  • Following the path of legends, Parker Schnabel and Rick Ness talk about and mock their newest adventure of tackling the Gold Rush Trail.

  • Parker Schnabel and three friends are about to attempt the Klondike trail of 1897. It's 600 miles of mountains, lakes, rivers and frozen wilderness. But first, we get to the know the team behind this expedition and find out why they're doing this.

  • The miners talk about the life and death issues on Parker's claim, how Tony Beets was beat by a piece of paper and how a fight on the Hoffman claim brought about the end of a seven-year veteran.

  • As each crew is determined to hit their final goals, a fist fight on the Hoffman claim ends in a departure; Tony's plan to relocate his dredge comes to a complete halt; and Parker records the biggest gold weigh of his life and teases his next big adventure.

  • Todd resorts to dynamite to blast monster boulders and get to the gold, Parker endures a flood to get to a record gold count and Tony heads up the freezing Yukon River in his massive power barge.

  • Todd discovers monster nuggets on the top of a mountain, Parker and Rick contend with a conveyor and Tony pits Monica against Kevin to see if the dredge is more efficient than a modern washplant.

  • Freddy Dodge discovers that a beaver dam blockage is the reason why water hasn't been flowing smoothly to the Double Trouble.

  • Circumstances force Parker Schnabel to call his dad in to help his struggling operation; Todd Hoffman has the best clean-up of the season; Tony Beets' daughter Monica starts bringing home the gold.

  • The Hoffman crew opens a second mine in Colorado; Parker Schnabel gives a new mechanic a trial run; Tony Beets sets sail in a power-barge up the mighty Yukon river.

  • Todd Hoffman humbles himself when he begs his old crew to return, Parker Schnabel loses an excavator in a swamp and Tony Beets gives his daughter Monica a big load.

  • Rick outperforms Parker on his new Indian River claim; Tony's dredge suffers a catastrophic failure, threatening his season; Todd Hoffman's skeleton crew finally sees good gold at their new mine in Colorado.

  • The Hoffman crew hits rock bottom, but someone brings Todd good news; Tony Beets fires his barge captain; Rick Ness finally gets Parker Schnabel's second operation up and running.

  • Todd Hoffman's crew has quit, but he tries to stay afloat with a skeleton team. Plus, Tony Beets discovers his dredge is blowing gold out of the sluices.

  • With no paycheck for five weeks, Todd Hoffman's close-knit team begins to implode. Parker's risk to run his washplant without protection from rocks proves costly. Tony builds a $10,000 mega-trailer to move his barge - but gets his measurements wrong.

  • Todd Hoffman hits a low point when a key crew member quits; Tony Beets transforms some rusty relics into a monster power barge; a troubled Parker Schnabel fails to make it to his own birthday party.

  • Tony shatters records with the biggest gold haul in series history; Parker struggles to save his wash-plant; and Todd finally strikes gold after seven weeks at the Buckland.

  • Todd digs deeper than ever before in his desperation to find gold; Tony heads down the Yukon River; and Parker's expensive wash-plant begins to shake apart.

  • Tony arrives to find his million-dollar dredge in disaster. While Rick is at his grandpa's funeral, Parker shuts him down by taking his equipment, and the Hoffmans discover that their wash-plant doesn't work in their new mine.

  • Todd moves his entire operation and begins to run pay dirt at a new mine. Later, Parker's flooded out; and Tony's ancient dredge scores record gold.

  • Todd battles to get the fifty ounces of gold he needs to keep his High Bar mine open; Tony brings all his children together to get his Paradise Hill claim up and running; Parker is furious at a series of errors which cost him thousands of dollars.

  • Todd finally finds good gold at his new High Bar mine; Parker gives his foreman Rick his own operation and when Tony and Minnie decide to cut the dredge crew's pay, a key crew member calls it quits.

  • Todd returns to the Klondike to collect Monster Red while Parker questions tough negotiator Tony over royalties.

  • Todd Hoffman's new Oregon mine is a disappointment; Parker Schnabel's new $600,000 wash plant breaks down on its first start; Tony Beets takes to the sky to check up on his children.

  • Todd Hoffman takes a big risk and raises his nose to guaranteed gold in the Klondike; Tony Beets purchases a large second dredge to expand his empire. Parker Schnabel begins the new season without his grandfather.

  • The miners reveal shocking truths including a crew romance. Tony is accused of going back on a deal, Parker's crew lets him have it and Todd reveals a secret talent. Then, the mine bosses offer a sneak peek of their radical new plans for next season.

  • Todd runs two massive washplants, Tony works hard to get his dredge out of the water before it freezes and Grandpa John comes to check if Parker has beaten his rival Todd. Then, Parker, Todd and Tony appear together to discuss the epic season finale.

  • A frozen cut forces Parker to redirect a creek and mine the thawed gravel beneath. Tony is faced with chaos when he breaks his dredge buckets and Todd doubles down with a second monster washplant.

  • The sons of the Klondike are back for more gold; the Hoffman's try to reestablish their reputation.

  • Tony Beets travels back to his roots in the Netherlands where he reveals details about his transformation from a farm boy to a Klondike mining legend. Cameras also follow him in his offseason home in the desert.

  • The sons of the Klondike return for more gold digging.

  • The sons of the Klondike return for more gold digging; the Hoffmans try to rebuild their reputation; Parker could be on borrowed time; the Beets family may rise again.

  • Million Dollar Mountain

  • A series of breakdowns pits the Hoffman's day crew against the night shift. Parker's washplant continues to produce pay but his crew starts falling apart. Tony and Gene go head to head over how to run the dredge.

  • Parker's new mechanic sparks a mutiny. A drought shuts down Todd's operation and Tony faces a major issue that could put him out of business.

  • Monica covers Tony's dredging operation. Parker attempts a big haul.

  • Parker goes big on his 21st birthday; Tony considers an investment; and Todd gets a wakeup call.

  • Todd's crew discovers that finding prehistoric mammoth tusks actually attracts good luck; Tony rebuild his wash plant; Parker opens the biggest cut of his life in an effort to get more gold than his rival.

  • The Hoffman crew uncovers a unique potential sign of good gold. Parker refuses to give up on Treasure Island and a fight between Tony and his crew spells the end for some of his crew.

  • Jack gets to chase his dream at ElDorado, the richest documented creek in North America. Parker's crew pushes hard in attempt to have Treasure Island live up to its name. Tony discovers his dredge is pouring gold out of its sluices.

  • At McKinnon Creek, Todd Hoffman and his crew are putting in 100 percent of their effort to extract 2700 ounces of gold, but the pressure is overwhelming.

  • Parker takes his frustration out on his crew until his Grandpa gives him a much needed wake up call. Tony's crew battles over how to fix the bucket line on the dredge and Todd calls upon Freddy Dodge for help.

  • Todd's attempt to deal with a mountain of tailings pits him against his son Hunter. Tony's dredge takes a hit as he puts a rookie winchman in the hot seat. Parker seeks advice from his Grandpa as he struggles to save his season.

  • Todd encounters big issues as he attempts to move his 50 ton washplant. Tony's dredge finally starts producing gold. Parker piles on the pressure and it proves to be too much for one of his young crew members.

  • Tony finally gets his 75 year old dredge mining for Klondike gold but a major issue brings the operation to a halt. Grandpa John is rushed to the hospital.

  • In the sixth season premiere, Parker loses key crew members as Tony commands him to leave his claim; Todd sets his sights high for the season; Tony reveals plans for expansion.

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Gold Rush: Alaska Video Clips & Extras

Grandpa John Says Goodbye Clip (04:05) Excavator Lessons Clip (01:57) John Schnabel Tribute Clip (03:08) Predictions for Season 7 Clip (02:11) Parker and Todd Have It Out On 'The Dirt' Clip (01:42) Keeping up With Tony Beets Clip (01:04) The Gold Rush, Then and Now Clip (02:22) Parker Schnabel Cleans Out 3300 Ounces, Makes Grandpa Proud Clip (02:28)