AIRED ON 12/19/2014
Season 5 : Episode 10
AIRS ON 1/2/2015
Season 5 : Episode 11
Out of Indian River pay dirt, Todd comes up with a risky plan to hit his 1,000 ounce goal. A bad fall puts Fred out the game, leaving Dustin to dig the glory hole. Parker worries his season is over but his grandpa is convinced he's near the mother load.
Todd pushes the Big Red washplant to near breaking point on his best ground yet. Fred and Dustin battle to save a broken down excavator as water floods the glory hole and Parker faces his worst nightmare as the dangerous mine road claims its first victim.
Tensions mount between the day shift and nightshirt as Todd pushes his men harder than ever. Parker battles his ancient washplant and the treacherous road from Discovery Claim while Dustin risks it all diving for hidden gold in the frozen glory hole water.
Todd forces his crew and Dave's crew to merge into one team. The Dakota Boys use their new equipment to get back down to the bottom of the Glory Hole. Parker risks his life to get paydirt from an abandoned mine site down a dangerous mountain road.
Todd calls it quits on his turbo trommel and shuts down his Quartz Creek operation. Dave's race to open a new cut leaves his dozer hanging over a cliff. Parker finally hits bedrock at Emerson Trench and two broken machines force Fred to go deeper in debt.
Parker finds out about the fate of his Grandpa. Todd has to rebuild his turbo trammel, Indian River faces a shutdown and the Dakota boys investigate whether the Glory Hole is truly an ancient waterfall.
Todd Hoffman faces closure if he fails to get 100 ounces of gold for his investor. The Dakota Boys believe they've finally found the elusive Glory Hole. Parker Schnabel uncovers the two-year mystery of Smith Creek just as his grandpa reveals bad news.
Todd and his crew finally get to test the new Turbo Trommel. Dave pushes his crew to double their last clean out. The Dakota Boys receive a visit from an inspector with the power to shut down their mine and Parker brings in dynamite to blast a boulder.
Todd finally takes delivery of the Turbo Trommel. Dave's mine at Indian River could close if they can't improve on their disastrous first clean up. The Dakota boys are forced to run second hand dirt and Parker sets a 50-ounce, $80,000 goal for the week.
Todd's chief investor demands to see 100 ounces of gold in the next three weeks. Parker's crew goes into meltdown when he forces them to replace a bridge and Fred attempts to make a precision part for his vital excavator from a pile of scrap metal.
At Quartz Creek, the mine is at a standstill since Todd ripped out their wash plant. At Indian River, Team Turin bites off more than they can chew. Parker faces a cash-flow crisis.
In the Klondike Dave Turin and his new crew have no claim to mine. Todd faces his father's fury when he drags out their only working wash plant leaving their crew unable to run the all gold-rich pay dirt they've stockpiled. The Dakota boys take on two new miners, a man and a woman. Parker sets a goal of nearly half a million dollars for the season.moreless
Dave faces disaster when he finds his new claim is un-minable. Todd is thousands of dollars in the hole and the 1000 ounce goal looks impossible. The Dakota boys face the threat of historic floods and Parker desperately needs to secure new ground.