Gold Rush: South America

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  • 2013
  • 6 Seasons
  • 5.9  (382)

Gold Rush: South America is a thrilling adventure reality TV series from Discovery Channel, which premiered in 2013. The show is a spin-off of the hugely successful Gold Rush series, following the trials and tribulations of three intrepid gold miners - Todd Hoffman, Fred Dodge, and Dave Turin - as they embark on an epic journey to South America in search of the ultimate prize: gold.

The show follows the trio as they leave behind their homes and loved ones in the US and head out to the vast wilderness of the Guyana jungle. There, they attempt to uncover massive veins of gold hidden beneath the dense layers of earth, planning to bring their haul back home and become rich beyond their wildest dreams.

As with the original series, the show heavily focuses on the drama and tension that naturally arises as the miners face unexpected challenges and setbacks in their quest for riches. However, in this iteration, the stakes are even higher, as the guys are on foreign soil and unfamiliar with the local customs and dangers.

Throughout the series, viewers will see the miners struggle with language barriers, cultural differences, and dangerous wildlife, all of which pose a constant threat to the success of their mission. From dodging venomous snakes to traversing treacherous rivers, the miners face numerous harrowing challenges as they attempt to strike it rich.

Of course, mining for gold is not a simple task, and the show provides an in-depth look at the hard work and technical knowledge required to dig deep into the earth in search of precious metals. From operating massive diggers and excavators to continually monitoring the ground for signs of gold, the show offers a fascinating glimpse into the gritty reality of the mining industry.

One of the primary themes of the show is the spirit of camaraderie and teamwork that drives the miners forward. Despite the grueling conditions and long hours, the guys work together tirelessly to achieve their shared goal. This dynamic makes for powerful viewing, as viewers witness the fierce dedication and loyalty that develops between the miners over the course of their journey.

In conclusion, Gold Rush: South America is an action-packed adventure series that delivers excitement, drama, and heart in equal measure. Featuring a lighthearted yet informative look at the world of gold mining, this spin-off series is sure to appeal to fans of the original show and newcomers alike. So if you're looking for an adrenaline-fueled experience that's not afraid to get its hands dirty, be sure to check out Gold Rush: South America on Discovery Channel.

Gold Rush: South America is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (113 episodes). The series first aired on August 2, 2013.

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Gold Hard Truth
21. Gold Hard Truth
March 11, 2016
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.
King of the Klondike
20. King of the Klondike
March 4, 2016
As the Klondike winter closes in, the final race for gold intensifies. Todd runs two massive washplants, Tony pushes to get his dredge out of the water before it freezes and Grandpa John arrives to find out if Parker has beaten his rival Todd.
Frozen Pay
19. Frozen Pay
February 26, 2016
A frozen cut forces Parker to divert a creek and mine the thawed pay gravel beneath. Tony faces disaster when he breaks his dredge buckets and Todd doubles down with a second monster washplant.
Oregon Gold
18. Oregon Gold
February 19, 2016
Faced with losing McKinnon Creek, Todd goes prospecting for nuggets and a new claim. Tony steers the dredge in a radical new direction and Parker pushes his crew to the limit when he orders them to move the washplant in 12 hours.
Klondike Legend
17. Klondike Legend
February 16, 2016
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.
Golden Bombshell
16. Golden Bombshell
February 5, 2016
Parker takes a huge risk as he abandons the Boundary Cut for a shot at big gold. Gene pushes the dredge faster than it was ever designed to run and Todd's best clean up of the season is overshadowed when his landlord drops a devastating bombshell.
Dead Even
15. Dead Even
January 29, 2016
Parker runs bedrock in an all out bid to overtake his rival in the gold count. Todd opens a risky new cut and things go south when Monica and Kevin are left in charge of the dredge.
Million Dollar Mountain
14. Million Dollar Mountain
January 22, 2016
Tony makes a big purchase. Parker and Todd wager on who will get the most gold, leading to big changes on the claims.
Goldzilla Gold
13. Goldzilla Gold
January 15, 2016
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.
Crew War
12. Crew War
January 8, 2016
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.
Captain Monica
11. Captain Monica
January 1, 2016
Monica takes over as captain of Tony's 350 ton dredge. Parker struggles to haul in his monster new washplant and the Hoffman crew is plagued by tailings.
Parker's 21st
10. Parker's 21st
December 18, 2015
Parker celebrates his 21st birthday with a big new toy. Tony looks into a new investment and Todd gets a wakeup call.
Mammoth Gold
9. Mammoth Gold
December 11, 2015
Todd's crew unearths evidence of a massive prehistoric creature that may or may not lead to big gold. Tony is forced to rebuild his washplant and Parker opens the biggest cut of his life in an attempt to get more gold than his rival Todd.
Mammoth Channel
8. Mammoth Channel
December 4, 2015
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.
ElDorado Dream
7. ElDorado Dream
November 27, 2015
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.
Treasure Island
6. Treasure Island
November 20, 2015
Parker and his foreman Rick take a chance on a new cut. Todd searches for a fix so he can stop losing gold out of the sluicebox. Tony's crew hits a huge snag with the dredge.
Jack's Gold Shack
5. Jack's Gold Shack
November 13, 2015
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.
Grandpa's Golden Advice
4. Grandpa's Golden Advice
November 6, 2015
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.
Moving the Monster
3. Moving the Monster
October 30, 2015
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.
Gold Ship
2. Gold Ship
October 23, 2015
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.
Blood, Sweat and Gold
1. Blood, Sweat and Gold
October 16, 2015
As a new mining season begins, Parker gets off to a disastrous start when he loses key crew and Tony orders him off his claim. Todd sets a massive goal for the season and Tony reveals big plans to expand his operation.
Where to Watch Gold Rush: South America
Gold Rush: South America is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gold Rush: South America on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 2, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (382)