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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
8 Seasons, 153 Episodes
December 3, 2010
Reality
7.2/10
Cast: Paul Christie, Todd Hoffman, Parker Schnabel, Jack Hoffman
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  • 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.

  • With 375 miles to go, their journey takes an unexpected turn when Parker falls into freezing water and jeopardizes the entire expedition. Then, after the toughest adventure of their lives they relive what happened on the trail and share untold stories.

  • Parker and his crew are only 50 miles into the daunting 600 mile trek on the Klondike Trail. It's a race against time as the water is quickly freezing, but with food sources running low they are forced to pause and go hunting or face starvation.

  • 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.

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

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Grandpa John Says Goodbye Clip (04:05) Excavator Lessons Clip (01:57) John Schnabel Tribute Clip (03:08) 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) Million Dollar Pay Pile Clip (01:40)