The Best Episodes of Gold Rush

Go Big or Go Home

#1 - Go Big or Go Home 8.38

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.

Day of Reckoning

#2 - Day of Reckoning 8.28

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 Making of the Motherlode

#3 - The Making of the Motherlode 8.25

Season 3 - Episode 18

A behind the scenes look at the making of Gold Rush Season 3.

Remembering John Schnabel

#4 - Remembering John Schnabel 8.23

Season 6 - Episode 23

Honoring the life and legacy of Grandpa John Schnabel.

Gold Blooded

#5 - Gold Blooded 8.21

Season 5 - Episode 8

Parker goes for his best clean-up so far; Tony attempts to rip the trommel out of his gold dredge.

Grandpa's Last Wish

#6 - Grandpa's Last Wish 8.19

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.


#7 - Goldzilla 8.13

Season 5 - Episode 7

Todd needs a down payment for a big purchase; Parker buys new equipment.

Colossal Clean Up

#8 - Colossal Clean Up 8.10

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.

Behind The Scenes

#9 - Behind The Scenes 7.99

Season 3 - Episode 9

Film crews battle the wilderness and the elements in Alaska to film the four Gold Rush mining operations.

Hard Bargain

#10 - Hard Bargain 7.97

Season 5 - Episode 5

Dave agrees to work with the Hoffman crew under a new agreement. Tony has a near miss while removing the heaviest part of the dredge and Parker fights with Rick when he opens up untested ground.

Man on Wire

#11 - Man on Wire 7.95

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.

Road From Hell

#12 - Road From Hell 7.95

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

New Blood

#13 - New Blood 7.92

Season 5 - Episode 1

Returning for Season 5 is Parker, who proved himself in his rookie season mining the Klondike when he brought in over 1,000 ounces of gold worth $1.4 million. This time around, he's set a lofty goal to double his take. Todd is also back after hitting rock bottom in the jungles of Guyana, South America, where he lost his land, most of his money, and ultimately his crew. Finally, Tony aka "The Viking," and his team return after buying a $1 million, 75-year-old floating gold dredge he hopes will be his ticket to wealth.

Death of a Dream

#14 - Death of a Dream 7.91

Season 4 - Episode 12

Parker hires yet another ex-Hoffman crew member while Todd grows more and more desperate. In the end, two crews get their biggest gold clean ups to date while the third faces an abrupt end to thier season.


#15 - Blowout 7.86

Season 4 - Episode 11

A tropical storm floods the Hoffman’s operation and Dave is forced to dive deep into the pit. Parker is running one of the biggest washplants in the Klondike and needs to prove it will deliver. The Dakota boys get the biggest clean-up of their season.

Golden Boy

#16 - Golden Boy 7.86

Season 5 - Episode 3

Parker fights with his crew; Todd, Jack and Thurber tackle their first clean up.


#17 - Medevac 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 15

An emergency in the jungle forces Todd to airlift one of his men to safety. Tony Beets becomes furious when he finds that Parker has moved his whole operation over the creek. The Dakota boys may be forced to abandon their hole.

Viking Ship

#18 - Viking Ship 7.85

Season 5 - Episode 4

Todd is forced to sell his gold to get the mining equipment he needs, Parker hauls his washplant across the claim and Tony takes to the skies to get from his claim to the gold dredge.

Dead in the Water

#19 - Dead in the Water 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 10

Jack Hoffman's precious excavator gets stranded in the creek and requires emergency surgery in the wilderness. Meanwhile, the crew fine-tunes their wash plant which doubles their efficiency at finding gold. Parker does the work of two men until an argument with his mother threatens to shut him down.

Gold Road

#20 - Gold Road 7.82

Season 5 - Episode 14

Logan has an accident with the rock truck; the Hoffman crew aims for a huge weigh-in.

The Merger

#21 - The Merger 7.82

Season 3 - Episode 13

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.

In Too Deep

#22 - In Too Deep 7.81

Season 4 - Episode 3

The Hoffman Crew battles the hostile jungle to get vital mining equipment to the claim. The Dakota Boys drill to find out if the glory hole contains millions in gold. Parker is on the warpath when a new crewmember throws out his gold..

From the Ashes

#23 - From the Ashes 7.80

Season 5 - Episode 2

Todd gets his washplant stuck in a river, Tony nearly crushes his son beneath a conveyor, and Parker is forced to mine a swamp.

Bedrock Gold

#24 - Bedrock Gold 7.80

Season 2 - Episode 13

A key crew member calls it quits at Quartz Creek. Meanwhile, massive rocks break Dakota Fred's derocker and Parker reconsiders his future after smelting his 35oz season haul into a solid gold bar.

Man Down

#25 - Man Down 7.80

Season 2 - Episode 14

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.