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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

discovery+ 2010

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?

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The 10 Best Episodes of Gold Rush

Gold Rush - S9E23

#1 - Gold-Gurus (Season 9 - Episode 23)

Sit down with Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, and Tony Beets as they discuss the biggest moments from this past season of Gold Rush. Then, The Dakota Boys reflect on their wild season and look ahead to what’s next.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 15 votes.

Gold Rush - S4E18

#2 - Go Big or Go Home (Season 4 - Episode 18)

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.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 135 votes.

Gold Rush - S6E23

#3 - No Holds Barred (Season 6 - Episode 23)


The episode was rated 8.21 from 63 votes.

Gold Rush - S4E17

#4 - Day of Reckoning (Season 4 - Episode 17)

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.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 148 votes.

Gold Rush - S4E19

#5 - Grandpa's Last Wish (Season 4 - Episode 19)

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.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 130 votes.

Gold Rush - S5E8

#6 - Gold Blooded (Season 5 - Episode 8)

Parker goes for his best clean-up so far this season, Tony attempts to rip the trommel out of his 75 year old gold dredge and the Hoffman crew is stunned by the death of a former crew member.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 213 votes.

Gold Rush - S11E21

#7 - Endgame (Season 11 - Episode 21)

Parker's record-breaking season rides on an unproven wash plant; Rick redirects a river to hit big gold; Tony returns to the old timer's honey hole; Fred scrambles for a future.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 219 votes.

Gold Rush - S5E9

#8 - Colossal Clean Up (Season 5 - Episode 9)

The Hoffmans overcome a lack of water to get a monster clean up. Tony finally gets his dredge on the way to its new home in Eureka Creek. Parker gets the biggest gold clean up in Gold Rush history.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 234 votes.

Gold Rush - S9E21

#9 - Fire and Ice (Season 9 - Episode 21)

Rick desperately tries to get the last 27 ounces he needs to hit his target. Meanwhile, Tony finds out his dredge is short 30 buckets.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 387 votes.

Gold Rush - S10E21

#10 - Last Gold (Season 10 - Episode 21)

Nearing the end of his season, Parker closes in on a record gold total. Rick bets on a new piece of ground to finish his season with some more gold. Tony turns to Hunter Creek for one final score.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 308 votes.

Gold Rush - S12E24

#11 - From Finish to Start (Season 12 - Episode 24)

Parker sees if his $5-million Mud Mountain gamble pays off; Rick breaks records; Fred fights back; Tony piles on the gold. On Hoffman Family Gold, Todd’s back for his biggest risk yet, a gold-rich Alaskan mine with only 7 weeks til winter.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 197 votes.

Gold Rush - S4E16

#12 - Man on Wire (Season 4 - Episode 16)

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.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 150 votes.

Gold Rush - S4E4

#13 - Road from Hell (Season 4 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 184 votes.

Gold Rush - S3E9

#14 - Up Smith Creek (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Todd faces closure; Parker receives bad news from his grandfather.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 105 votes.

Gold Rush - S5E3

#15 - Golden Boy (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Parker fights with the crew about running at night; Tony twists an important steel frame on the dredge; Todd, Jack and Thurber work on their first clean up.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 197 votes.


Last updated: jan 30, 2023


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