Gold Rush Miners Then and Now

See how the mind bosses have changed over 10 seasons of Gold Rush.

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Photo By: Jason Elias

Photo By: Jason Elias

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Photo By: Jason Elias

Photo By: Jason Elias

Parker Schnabel

Parker started his gold mining career at 16 years old.

Parker Schnabel

Parker's grandfather John Schnabel inspired him to start a career in gold mining.

Parker Schnabel

Now 25 years old, Parker is a full fledged mine boss with his own claim.

Tony Beets

Tony was born in Holland and raised on a farm. Before coming to Dawson City in 1984, he made ends meet by milking cows. From his humble origins, starting out as a lowly machine operator, Tony has now become one of the biggest miners in the Klondike.

Tony Beets

Tony was first introduced in season 2 of Gold Rush, where he advised Todd Hoffman that the secret to successful gold mining was drilling test holes.

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Over the years Tony has spent over $1 million on aquiring and repairing his dredges.

Rick Ness

Rick Ness joined Parker Schnabel's crew with zero mining experience.

Rick Ness

Rick worked on Parker Schnabel's crew for 6 years before announcing he wanted to break out on his own.

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In his first season as a mine boss, Rick Ness finished with over 1,000 oz of gold, setting a Gold Rush record for best rookie season.

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