Gold Rush (2011)
Follow the lives of ambitious miners as they head north in pursuit of gold. With new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, the stakes are higher than ever. But will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?
Seasons & Episode
New mine boss Rick gathers together his crew of greenhorns & arrives in the Yukon ready to start his season. Parker and Tony face off over royalties and land access in a confrontation that threatens to end one of their seasons before it's even begun.
Rick faces mutiny from his crew of greenhorns. Parker visits his parents for advice and makes a decision affects the rest of his season. Tony's barge hits trouble on its way back to Dawson to finally begin the rebuild of his second monster dredge.
Rick hunts for a new washplant with his crew. With Parker's ground frozen he must find a way to mine the gold to pay his deposit to Tony. Tony orders son Kevin to train up a new dredgemaster, but a vital piece gets damaged and brings them to a halt.
Disaster strikes when Rick fires up his washplant for the first time. Parker tries a risky plan to keep the gold coming in and must decide on a new foreman to replace Rick. Tony must transport his tug Kid Commando to the dock for a crucial stability test.
Rick drafts a Gold Rush vet and former member of team Hoffman to save his season. Tony and Monica fire up their wash plant as they start to battle Parker to beat him to the gold.
New mine boss Rick is buckling under debt and if he's going to prove himself to his crew he needs to get his first gold weigh; Parker attempts a treacherous river crossing; Tony Beets hits a snag removing a massive piece of his dredge.
Parker hires a new driver that isn't as experienced as he claims. Elsewhere, one of Tony's dredges sinks into a pond, and he clashes with son Kevin over how to rescue it.
Heavy rainfall for several days causes problems for Parker and Rick. Elsewhere, Tony's second dredge upriver proves more difficult than expected.
Parker battles to save his season when his biggest wash plant collapses. Rick makes a shocking discovery about his gold mining claim and turns to his dad for help. Tony races to finish dismantling his dredge but a crucial piece comes crashing down.
Rick Ness and his father, Rick Senior, battle together to open a new cut; Parker struggles with mechanical breakdowns, and a crew member suffers a terrible injury; Tony races to dismantle the final sections of his million-dollar dredge.
The flu brings Parker's operation to its knees, and it's up to foreman Dean to keep the claim running; Rick's mechanic, Carl, behaves strangely and reveals shocking news; Tony hits rock bottom as his entire operation grinds to a halt.
A desperate Rick is forced to ask Tony for help; Tony hauls the final piece of his million-dollar second dredge from Thistle Creek and prepares to rebuild it
Rick discovers he's been losing gold after Freddy Dodge points out a major flaw in his wash plant; with his excavator down, Parker risks moving his wash plant with a dozer.
Parker leaves Brennan in charge of one section of the mine, with mixed results. Meanwhile, Rick damages his water pipe with some careless excavation work.
The Beets family celebrates as Monica gets married; while Tony is happy for his daughter, he is also stressed to be taking time off while behind on his gold target.
Parker crashes a boat resulting in a terrible injury; frozen ground and machine failure threaten Rick’s season; Tony and his family finally rebuild his second dredge; the Dakota Boys discover a rich nugget trap.
Experts step in to help the miners of Gold Rush with technology, ingenuity and mechanical innovation to find the most prized element in human history.
Desperate Parker pushes wash plant Sluicifer beyond the limit; Tony attempts a dangerous crane operation
Parker closes in on his $7.2 million target, but wash plant Big Red runs out of pay dirt; Rick strives to reach his goal