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16. Redemption Road
aired: Fri, Feb 15, 2013
Out of Indian River paydirt, Todd comes up with a risky plan to hit his 1,000 ounce goal. A bad fall puts Fred out the game, leaving Dustin to dig the glory hole. Parker worries his season is over but his grandpa is convinced he's near the motherlode.
15. Bedrock Blowout
aired: Fri, Feb 8, 2013
Todd pushes the Big Red washplant to near breaking point on his best ground yet. Fred and Dustin battle to save a broken down excavator as water floods the glory hole and Parker faces his worst nightmare as the dangerous mine road claims its first victim.
14. The Night Shift
aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2013
Tensions mount between the dayshift and nightshift as Todd pushes his men harder than ever. Parker battles his ancient washplant and the treacherous road from Discovery Claim while Dustin risks it all diving for hidden gold in the frozen glory hole water.
13. The Merger
aired: Fri, Jan 25, 2013
Todd forces his crew and Dave's crew to merge into one team. The Dakota Boys use their new equipment to get back down to the bottom of the Glory Hole. Parker risks his life to get paydirt from an abandoned mine site down a dangerous mountain road.
12. Pink Slip
aired: Fri, Jan 18, 2013
Todd calls it quits on his turbo trommel and shuts down his Quartz Creek operation. Dave's race to open a new cut leaves his dozer hanging over a cliff. Parker finally hits bedrock at Emerson Trench and two broken machines force Fred to go deeper in debt.
11. Dozer Wars
aired: Fri, Jan 11, 2013
Todd and Dave go to war over the dozer they both need to keep mining and Todd banks on finding virgin ground beneath a pile of dredge tailings. Parker faces a crew rebellion and Dakota Fred attacks the Glory Hole with his secret weapon- the bedrock shark.
10. Leprechaun Gold
aired: Fri, Jan 4, 2013
Parker finds out about the fate of his Grandpa. Todd has to rebuild his turbo trammel, Indian River faces a shutdown and the Dakota boys investigate whether the Glory Hole is truly an ancient waterfall.
9. Up Smith Creek
aired: Fri, Dec 14, 2012
Todd Hoffman faces closure if he fails to get 100 ounces of gold for his investor. The Dakota Boys believe they've finally found the elusive Glory Hole. Parker Schnabel uncovers the two-year mystery of Smith Creek just as his grandpa reveals bad news.
8. Road to Gold
aired: Fri, Dec 7, 2012
Todd and his crew finally get to test the new Turbo Trommel. Dave pushes his crew to double their last clean out. The Dakota Boys receive a visit from an inspector with the power to shut down their mine and Parker brings in dynamite to blast a boulder.
7. Game Changer
aired: Fri, Nov 30, 2012
Todd finally takes delivery of the Turbo Trommel. Dave's mine at Indian River could close if they can't improve on their disastrous first clean up. The Dakota boys are forced to run second hand dirt and Parker sets a 50-ounce, $80,000 goal for the week.
6. The Ultimatum
aired: Fri, Nov 23, 2012
Todd's chief investor demands to see 100 ounces of gold in the next three weeks. Parker's crew goes into meltdown when he forces them to replace a bridge and Fred attempts to make a precision part for his vital excavator from a pile of scrap metal.
5. Battle of the Bridge
aired: Fri, Nov 16, 2012
Todd's chief investor arrives unannounced and threatens to pull the plug after he finds the mine at a standstill. Team Turin is plagued by melted permafrost and a broken dozer. Parker and the Dakota boys go to war over a bridge.
4. Secret Weapons
aired: Fri, Nov 9, 2012
Todd does a deal on a new gold-rich claim to get Dave's crew back in action.The Dakota boys hire new miners and one is quickly terminated. Todd junks his old washplant and Parker sets an unprecedented goal to get $40,000 worth of gold in his first week.
3. The Wrong Claim
aired: Fri, Nov 2, 2012
Dave faces disaster when he finds his new claim is un-minable. Todd is thousands of dollars in the hole and the 1000 ounce goal looks impossible. The Dakota boys face the threat of historic floods and Parker desperately needs to secure new ground.
2. Million Dollar Season
aired: Fri, Oct 26, 2012
This season someone hits the motherlode. Todd doubles down with two claims, twice the crew and twice the gear. Dakota Fred's glory hole is thought to contain millions in gold. Parker hires a new crew and sets his sights on new land.
1. The Long Road
aired: Fri, Oct 19, 2012
Check out the new season of Gold Rush, Fridays at 9PM E/P. Relive the most heart pounding and heart breaking moments of Gold Rush as the crews fight Mother Nature, mining machines and each other to get gold out of the ground in the frozen North.
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22. Aftershow: The Last Word
aired: Fri, Mar 23, 2012
The Gold Rush miners sit down with Discovery's executive producer and reveal the juicy stuff that unfolded when the cameras weren't rolling. And, for the first time on tv, they answer questions directly from viewers.
21. Aftershow: Digging Deeper
aired: Fri, Mar 9, 2012
Gold Rush executive producer Christo Doyle asks the tough questions and gets the real dirt on the miners. Personal revelations, bets and challenges all play out in this revealing special.
Alaska — 20
aired: Fri, Mar 2, 2012
This special lifts the curtain on Gold Rush and goes inside the lives of the men seeking gold in Alaska and the Klondike. All new interviews, hosted by the executive producer of the series, give insight into the miners' unique world.
aired: Fri, Feb 24, 2012
The Hoffman crew is desperate to get 100 ounces, but Todd's decision to run the dozer on solid ice ends in disaster. The Big Nugget mine faces closure if Parker fails to hit a pay streak and Dakota Fred thinks he's finally found Jack Hoffman's glory hole.
aired: Fri, Feb 17, 2012
The Hoffman crew battles frozen dirt and frozen pipes as they struggle to hit their goal of 100oz. Parker makes a last ditch effort at Smith Creek Hill and the Dakota Boy's season may be over when Dustin smashes the side of the washplant.
aired: Fri, Dec 30, 2011
This special lifts the curtain on Gold Rush and goes inside the lives of the men seeking gold and treasure in Alaska and the Klondike. All new interviews and never before seen footage present insights into the miners' unique world.
16. In the Black
aired: Fri, Feb 10, 2012
The Hoffman crew risks its all to run through the night in a bid to finally break even for the season. Fred has to abandon his best paydirt yet when his excavator gets stuck in the pit. John Schnabel returns to the Big Nugget Mine after his heart attack.
15. Man Down
aired: Fri, Feb 3, 2012
A heart attack has 91 year-old mining legend John Schnabel battling for for his life. The Hoffmans find a gold nugget that becomes a game-changer and Dakota Fred accomplishes what Jack Hoffman never managed to do at Porcupine creek.
14. Bedrock Gold
aired: Fri, Jan 27, 2012
A key crew member calls it quits at Quartz Creek, massive rocks break Dakota Fred's derocker and Parker reconsiders his future after smelting his 35oz season haul into a solid gold bar.
13. Rock Bottom
aired: Fri, Jan 20, 2012
The Hoffman crew is dead in the water until Harness can repair their broken excavator. Parker Schnabel totals his gold for the season and hands the Big Nugget mine back to his grandpa. Meanwhile, the Dakota boys lock horns trying to re-open their mine.
12. Twenty Four Seven
aired: Fri, Jan 13, 2012
Short on time, the Hoffman Crew decides to run night and day in a struggle to get to the gold, while a federal mining inspector pays a surprise visit to both Fred and Parker. The inspector finds safety violations and both operations face closure.
11. Dead in the Water
aired: Fri, Jan 6, 2012
Jack Hoffman's precious excavator gets stranded in the creek and requires emergency surgery in the wilderness. Meanwhile, the crew fine-tunes their wash plant which doubles their efficiency at finding gold.
10. Behind the Scenes
aired: Fri, Dec 23, 2011
In this special, exclusive behind the scenes footage capturing the production of Gold Rush is revealed. Four film crews spread over 600 miles, battle the wilderness in Alaska and the Klondike to film every twist and turn of the three mining operations.
9. On the Gold
aired: Fri, Dec 16, 2011
With the washplant prepped, the Hoffman crew finally has their first clean-out of the season. Pressure mounts at Big Nugget where Parker is forced to run his grandfather's safety dirt. But when John decides to shut the washplant down, Parker explodes.
8. Gold At Last
aired: Fri, Dec 9, 2011
The Hoffmans realize they could be losing thousands of dollars of gold out of the end of their sluices and they are forced to tear apart the washplant and rebuild. At Smith Creek, Parker turns into a lumberjack to get to his gold.
aired: Fri, Dec 2, 2011
The Hoffmans are finally on the gold, but a new love threatens to derail mechanic James Harness right when the crew needs him most. Desperate for pay dirt, Parker bulldozes a dangerous road up the side of a mountain and Fred returns to Porcupine Creek.
6. Drill or Die
aired: Fri, Nov 25, 2011
A crew rebellion forces Todd Hoffman to dig test holes on the claim. The tension mounts as they wait to see if they're sitting on a gold-rich paystreak or about to go bust.
5. Slippery Slope
aired: Fri, Nov 18, 2011
The Hoffman crew confronts the permafrost that lies between them and the gold. As the Dakota Boys set up their new wash plant, Fred pushes his son too hard and Dustin storms off. Parker faces a breakdown that leaves his mining season at a stand still.
4. Family Feud
aired: Fri, Nov 11, 2011
Jack and Todd go head to head over how to set up their new claim. At Porcupine Creek, Dakota Fred rips out the wash plant and finds gold that he forced the Hoffmans to leave behind. At Big Nugget mine, Parker continues to hit pay dirt.
3. Virgin Ground
aired: Fri, Nov 4, 2011
The Hoffman crew heads north to the Klondike in a desperate bid to find a new claim and salvage their mining season. 16 year old Parker Schnabel takes over the Big Nugget Mine, while Dakota Fred fills in holes at Porcupine Creek.
2. Twist of Fate
aired: Fri, Oct 28, 2011
The Hoffmans have to find gold and fast. The crew arrives in Porcupine Creek reinvigorated and in record time, they are on the gold. But just they celebrate their best clean out ever, "Dakota Fred" returns and drops a bombshell on Todd, Jack and crew.
1. The Off-Season
aired: Fri, Oct 28, 2011
Facing financial ruin, Todd & Jack make the decision during the off-season to go deeper into debt for one more crack at hitting the motherlode.
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11. Full Disclosure
aired: Fri, Feb 25, 2011
The Hoffman crew spent five months and over quarter of a million dollars in a desperate attempt to find gold in Alaska. This special episode reveals what went wrong and how the guys plan to hit the mother lode next season.
10. Never Say Die
aired: Fri, Feb 18, 2011
With the arctic winter looming, the crew races against the clock. Rain and thawing snow flood the mine and Jack puts his life on the line as the glory hole caves in around the massive 100,000 pound excavator.
9. Bedrock or Bust
aired: Fri, Feb 11, 2011
Desperate to get to bedrock and large quantities of gold, Todd and Jack throw caution to the wind and dig deeper than ever before. With the brutal Alaskan winter threatening, they battle floods, cave-ins and equipment breakdowns.
8. Bad Blood
aired: Wed, Feb 2, 2011
After a hundred days in Porcupine Creek, the miners have dug themselves into a deep financial hole. The claim's owner wants to be paid and brings in a veteran outsider to turn the operation around, leading to high tension around the claim.
7. Going For Broke
aired: Fri, Jan 28, 2011
With winter weather closing in, a gold recovery expert comes to help the rookies. Todd discovers a major design flaw in the equipment and is forced to make huge modifications. With the credit cards maxed out, he is forced to take desperate measures.
6. Gold Fever
aired: Fri, Jan 21, 2011
After 80 days, the miners are behind schedule and out of money. They need to find $10,000 worth of gold within two days or the families will be sent home. Meanwhile, after Dorsey struggles with the wave table, tensions flare and fists fly.
5. The Pain Barrier
aired: Fri, Jan 14, 2011
The miners continue to run dirt but an equipment malfunction brings the operation to a halt. Meanwhile, James Harness collapses and Jimmy Dorsey drives a wedge between himself and the crew when he takes on an extra job to earn cash.
4. The Ultimate Price
aired: Fri, Jan 7, 2011
The team attempts to finally run dirt through the wash plant. But a visit from the Department of Fish and Game reveals a violation, jeopardizing their vital water supply to the mine. Then disaster strikes asTodd's daughter fights for her life.
3. Running Dirt
aired: Fri, Dec 17, 2010
The crew races to set up the mining plant and start running dirt. When the families arrive from Oregon and question the lack of gold and the men's only mechanic becomes dangerously ill, the tension builds so high Dorsey and Todd come to blows
2. Gold, Guns, and Bears
aired: Fri, Dec 10, 2010
The greenhorn miners are at risk when a mechanical accident threatens to close mining season.
1. No Guts No Glory
aired: Fri, Dec 3, 2010
When the going gets tough, the tough seek new frontiers. Six recession-hit patriots from Oregon become greenhorn old miners and head north to Alaska to dig for gold and save themselves from financial ruin.