The Best Episodes of Gold Rush
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
The series follows the gold mining efforts of various family-run mining companies mostly in the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.
#2 - Remembering John Schnabel
Season 6 - Episode 23
Honoring the life and legacy of Grandpa John Schnabel.
#3 - Day of Reckoning
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.
#4 - Grandpa's Last Wish
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.
#8 - Road From Hell
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
#12 - The Merger
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.
#13 - New Blood
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.
#18 - Megamorphosis
Season 9 - Episode 9
Parker battles to save his season when his biggest wash plant collapses. Rick makes a shocking discovery about his gold mining claim and turns to his dad for help. Tony races to finish dismantling his dredge but a crucial piece comes crashing down.
#19 - Medevac
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.
#20 - Man Down
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.
#21 - Father's Day
Season 9 - Episode 10
Rick Ness and his father, Rick Senior, battle together to open a new cut; Parker struggles with mechanical breakdowns, and a crew member suffers a terrible injury; Tony races to dismantle the final sections of his million-dollar dredge.
#24 - The Resurrection
Season 9 - Episode 11
The flu brings Parker's operation to its knees, and it's up to foreman Dean to keep the claim running; Rick's mechanic, Carl, behaves strangely and reveals shocking news; Tony hits rock bottom as his entire operation grinds to a halt.
#25 - Lovestruck
Season 2 - Episode 6
The Hoffmans are finally on the gold, but a new love threatens to derail mechanic James Harness right when the crew needs him most. Desperate for pay dirt, Parker bulldozes a dangerous road up the side of a mountain and Fred returns to Porcupine Creek after facing the loss of his North Dakota home.