Frozen out of the Klondike, Todd Hoffman gets a hot tip on a gold claim in Guyana, South America. But to get there he must lead his crew through the snake-infested jungle, dangerous business deals and up deadly rivers in a "no guts, no glory" adventure.
Season 2 Episode Guide
Todd Hoffman and crew braved the hostile jungle of Guyana in a search for gold-rich ground to mine year-round. In the Aftershow, executive producer Christo Doyle puts the cast and crew on the hot seat to find out what really happened down south.
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. Don't miss all the extras of this no-holds barred look at the stories seen on TV.
In never before seen footage, the miners unearth the sometimes ugly truth about their 2011 mining season. The crews also clue us in on their big plans for the 2012 season. Determined to turn failure at Big Nugget into success, Parker goes to extremes to prep the Big Nugget mine. Jack goes under the knife to rid himself of nagging back pain. And in a shocking development, one miner is kicked off the Hoffman crew.
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.
The Hoffman crew battles frozen dirt and frozen pipes as they struggle to hit their goal of 100 oz. Parker makes a last ditch effort at Smith Creek Hill and the Dakota Boys' season may be over when Dustin smashes the side of the wash plant.
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.
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.
A key crew member calls it quits at Quartz Creek. Meanwhile, massive rocks break Dakota Fred's derocker and Parker reconsiders his future after smelting his 35oz season haul into a solid gold bar.
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.
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.
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. Parker does the work of two men until an argument with his mother threatens to shut him down.
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.
This Gold Rush special reveals never before seen footage from behind the scenes of the struggle to bring the gold mining action to the screen. Four film crews, spread over 600 miles, battle the wilderness in Alaska and the Klondike to capture every twist and turn of the three mining operations.