Gold Rush

The BEST episodes of Gold Rush

Every episode of Gold Rush ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gold Rush!

Teams of miners face various obstacles and overcome several challenges as they dig for gold in the lesser-known regions across Canada and the United States.

Last Updated: 8/4/2022Network: Discovery
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New Blood
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8.35
499 votes

#1 - New Blood

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/17/2014

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.

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Millions in Gold
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8.27
227 votes

#2 - Millions in Gold

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/6/2015

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.

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Viking Ship
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8.15
419 votes

#3 - Viking Ship

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/7/2014

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.

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Go Big or Go Home
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8.13
327 votes

#4 - Go Big or Go Home

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/28/2014

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.

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Gold Road
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8.13
309 votes

#5 - Gold Road

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/23/2015

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

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Gold Blooded
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8.09
485 votes

#6 - Gold Blooded

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/5/2014

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

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Colossal Clean Up
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8.08
510 votes

#7 - Colossal Clean Up

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/12/2014

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.

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Goldzilla
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8.08
469 votes

#8 - Goldzilla

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/28/2014

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

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Hundreds of Ounces
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8.04
406 votes

#9 - Hundreds of Ounces

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/27/2015

The Hoffman crew tries to reach their season goal; Tony tries to run the gold dredge.

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Endgame
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8.03
213 votes

#10 - Endgame

Season 11 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/19/2021

In the final days of the season, 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.

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Frozen Gold
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8.01
389 votes

#11 - Frozen Gold

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/20/2015

Parker Schnabel and his crew must move mountains of overburden to get down to the paydirt at Scribner Creek.

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Parker's Accident
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8.01
343 votes

#12 - Parker's Accident

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/2/2015

Parker's car is totaled in a head-on collision; rock trucks go head-to-head on a dangerous road.

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Day of Reckoning
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8.00
427 votes

#13 - Day of Reckoning

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/21/2014

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.

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Grandpa John
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7.97
312 votes

#14 - Grandpa John

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/19/2014

The life of John Schnabel from the Kansas dustbowl, to a career on an Alaskan gold mine.

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Buckets Full of Gold
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7.96
180 votes

#15 - Buckets Full of Gold

Season 12 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/25/2022

Parker gambles on another record and Rick shoots for another personal best.

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From the Ashes
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7.95
414 votes

#16 - From the Ashes

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/24/2014

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

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Fire and Ice
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7.93
399 votes

#17 - Fire and Ice

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/15/2019

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.

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Last Gold
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7.92
305 votes

#18 - Last Gold

Season 10 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/6/2020

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.

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Golden Boy
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7.91
445 votes

#19 - Golden Boy

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/31/2014

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

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Piles of Gold
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7.91
371 votes

#20 - Piles of Gold

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/16/2015

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.

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Cursed Cut
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7.89
451 votes

#21 - Cursed Cut

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/21/2014

Dave and Todd disagree about how to mine frozen ground; Tony's daughter lands in a bad situation.

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The $6 Million Cut
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7.86
186 votes

#22 - The $6 Million Cut

Season 11 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/26/2021

Parker's record-setting pace rests in the hands of mechanic Shane Smith. Tony taps out the Megacut and pivots to open more ground. Fred calls on Mitch to help fine tune his operation. Dustin's crew returns to the deadly waters of The Chute.

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We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bucket
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7.86
343 votes

#23 - We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bucket

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/8/2019

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.

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Blood, Sweat, and Gold
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7.86
514 votes

#24 - Blood, Sweat, and Gold

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/2015

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.

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Rogue Miner
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7.85
377 votes

#25 - Rogue Miner

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/30/2015

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.

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