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.
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.
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 seasons. 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.moreless
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 Boy's 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 pay dirt 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 de-rocker 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.
The Hoffman's Decide to run 24/7 due the dwindling time left in the mining season. Fred and Parker face being shutdown after surprise safety inspections.
The Hoffman's excavator get's stranded in the creek. The crew also starts fine tuning the plant to double their efficiency at finding gold.
This gives a behind the scenes look at the lives of the miner's. New interview's of the crews about the biggest moments of the season.
This brings a behind the scenes look at the film crews struggle to get gold mining action to the screen.
With the wash plant up and running the Hoffman's have their first clean out. Dakota fred works furiously to win his bet with jack. Parker clashes with his grandfather about whose in charge of the mine.
The Hoffmans find out there wash plant isn't working like it should be and are forced to rebuild it. Parker turns lumberjack to try and get back on the gold.
The test holes pay off for Todd and get the team back together. Not for long though as a relationship mechanic James Harness has, starts to derail him when he's needed most. Fred returns to mining.
Todd's crew rebels against him to drill test holes on the new claim. Fred abandons mining as his home in North Dakota is destroyed by floods.
The Hoffman crew finally starts to mine. The Dakota Boy's begin assembly on their new wash plant. Parker's plant suffers a major problem leaving his mining season at a stand still.
Once again Tod and his dad are arguing about which is the best method of setting up the mine. Dakota Fred starts finding gold; And Parker at the Big Nugget mine continues to get gold.
Being evicted from the Porcupine Creek mine, the guys scrounge to find a new site to mine; a week into the mining season.
In this episodes the guy's get back to mining, but the joys of the first clean out are short lived.
Shows the happenings behind the scene's weeks before the mining season starts.