When Todd travels to South America to mine for gold he discovers his claim has been mined out. The Dakota boys have a different plan of action when it comes to getting gold which starts controversy. Meanwhile, Parker goes against Tony on their plan to acquire their first pay-dirt.
The Hoffman Crew battles the hostile jungle to get vital mining equipment to the claim. The Dakota Boys drill to find out if the glory hole contains millions in gold. Parker is on the warpath when a new crewmember throws out his gold.
The Hoffman crew attempts to set up their washplant, but the jungle fights them every step of the way. The Dakota Boys find their first bedrock gold in the glory hole. In the Klondike, Parker gets more gold out of Little Blue than the Hoffmans ever did.
Todd makes a shocking departure. Parker is forced to rebuild his wash plant after losing gold. The Dakota Boys finally hit the bottom of the Glory Hole.
Todd returns to Guyana expecting 20 ounces of gold but gets a nasty shock. Parker faces a mutiny and seeks advice from his Grandpa. The Dakota Boys expect a huge pay out from the glory hole but get a crushing blow.
Todd makes an incredible discovery while searching for new gold rich ground. Parker needs his best clean up ever in order to stop Todd from repossessing his dozer. Just as Fred gives up on the Glory Hole, it suddenly pays out big.
Todd abandons gold and switches to diamond mining. In Alaska, Dustin gets stranded in the mountains during the worst electrical storm in twenty years. Parker’s need for speed destroys his wash plant.
Dave returns to the Hoffman Crew and butts heads with Todd over their mining plan. The Dakota boys stake their future on a new cut and Parker gets a second chance at mining with one of the largest wash plants in the Klondike.
A tropical storm floods the Hoffman’s operation and Dave is forced to dive deep into the pit. Parker is running one of the biggest washplants in the Klondike and needs to prove it will deliver. The Dakota boys get the biggest clean-up of their season.
In the first of a two part episode, Parker hires yet another ex-Hoffman crew member while Todd grows more and more desperate. In the end, two crews get their biggest gold clean ups to date while the third faces an abrupt end to thier season.
Todd's 150 days is up and with no gold and just a few diamonds he faces eviction. Despite a big clean out, Parker modifies his plant to hit a million dollar season. Dustin finally gets real mining equipment up to Cahoon Creek to see if it holds big gold.
Todd’s claim owner forces a change to the mining plan. Grandpa visits Parker and makes a radical suggestion that the crew believes to be pure fantasy. Dustin fights to reach his first mountain gold.
An emergency in the jungle forces Todd to airlift one of his men to safety. Tony Beets becomes furious when he finds that Parker has moved his whole operation over the creek. The Dakota boys may be forced to abandon their hole.
Jack destroys the washplant forcing Dave to find a new way to run their dirt. Frozen pay disrupts Parker’s operation and threatens to end his season early. Dustin participates in a dangerous operation.
Todd’s claim owner arrives unannounced to take stock of the Hoffman’s operation. Dustin returns from the mountains just in time for the final clean up. Unwilling to admit defeat, Parker uses a new piece of equipment to thaw his frozen paydirt.
Parker Schnabel refuses to give up. He's not satisfied with his gold total and is dead set on bringing home big gold to his beloved grandfather. Nothing is going to stop him, not even the Klondike winter.
94 year old mining legend John Schnabel convinces his grandsons Parker and Payson to return to Big Nugget to work together deep into the winter to prove, once and for all, that there is big gold buried deep under Smith Creek.