The BEST Episodes of Gold Rush
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 2, 2021
The series follows the gold mining efforts of various family-run mining companies mostly in the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.
#1 - New Blood
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 17, 2014
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.
#2 - Millions in Gold
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 6, 2015
Parker faces mutiny, the Hoffmans get the largest dozer in the Klondike and Tony takes one last shot at getting his dredge mining for gold. Then, in a Gold Rush first, Parker, Tony and Todd appear together to discuss the epic season finale.
#3 - Viking Ship
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 2014
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.
#4 - Remembering John Schnabel
Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 1, 2016
Honoring the life and legacy of Grandpa John Schnabel.
#5 - Go Big or Go Home
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 28, 2014
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.
#6 - Gold Road
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 23, 2015
Logan has an accident with the rock truck; the Hoffman crew aims for a huge weigh-in.
#7 - Goldzilla
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 28, 2014
Todd needs a down payment for a big purchase; Parker buys new equipment.
#8 - Gold Blooded
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 5, 2014
Parker goes for his best clean-up so far; Tony attempts to rip the trommel out of his gold dredge.
#9 - Colossal Clean Up
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 12, 2014
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.
#10 - Hundreds of Ounces
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 27, 2015
The Hoffman crew tries to reach their season goal; Tony tries to run the gold dredge.
#11 - Back to Alaska
Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 18, 2020
Parker returns to Alaska to prospect new ground and expand his empire. Rick digs deep for big gold in a cut he hopes will deliver the biggest weigh in of the season. Fred's crew member Johnny comes up with unique fix to their water problem.
#12 - Day of Reckoning
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 21, 2014
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.
#13 - Parker's Accident
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 2, 2015
Parker's car is totaled in a head-on collision; rock trucks go head-to-head on a dangerous road.
#14 - Frozen Gold
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 20, 2015
Parker Schnabel and his crew must move mountains of overburden to get down to the paydirt at Scribner Creek.
#15 - Grandpa John
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 19, 2014
The life of John Schnabel from the Kansas dustbowl, to a career on an Alaskan gold mine.
#16 - From the Ashes
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 24, 2014
Todd gets his washplant stuck in a river, Tony nearly crushes his son beneath a conveyor, and Parker is forced to mine a swamp.
#17 - Last Gold
Season 10 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 6, 2020
At the end of his season Parker closes in on a record gold total. Rick rolls the dice on a new piece of ground. Tony turns to Hunker Creek for a final score.
#18 - Fire and Ice
Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 15, 2019
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.
#19 - Golden Boy
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 2014
Parker fights with his crew; Todd, Jack and Thurber tackle their first clean up.
#20 - Cursed Cut
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 21, 2014
Dave and Todd disagree about how to mine frozen ground; Tony's daughter lands in a bad situation.
#21 - Piles of Gold
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 16, 2015
Todd and Dave butt heads over how to mine, but end up with the biggest reward they've seen all season. Tony and Parker go to war over bedrock gold and Minnie Beets steals Tony's dredge crew to work their family mine.
#22 - It's Alive
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 21, 2020
Rick bets nearly all his gold on a new machine that could transform his operation. Tony resurrects an abandoned secret weapon. Parker hires new crew members to make up for lost time.
#23 - We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bucket
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2019
Parker takes on a huge engineering challenge. Rick makes a major upgrade to his mining operation. Mike and Monica team up to open up more ground.
#24 - Blood, Sweat and Gold
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2015
As a new mining season begins, Parker gets off to a disastrous start when he loses key crew and Tony orders him off his claim. Todd sets a massive goal for the season and Tony reveals big plans to expand his operation.
#25 - Rogue Miner
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 30, 2015
Todd and Dave get a pair of dozers stuck in deep mud while trying to open a new cut. Parker breaks an excavator as his crew struggles with frozen ground and Tony's mad rush to get his dredge finished ends up costing him big time.